5 Reasons you should enjoy being single before you’re stuck with a ball and chain

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If you watch a lot of romantic comedies (like me, I watch tonnes of them!) then you have probably noticed that there is always a definite “you must get married and life is meaningless if you’re not in a relationship” kinda vibe to them. It happens all the time. As someone who has been in a relationship for literally their entire adult life I’m here to tell you that it’s not always what it is cracked up to be. In fact, instead of lamenting your single status I came up with 5 reasons why you should enjoy being single.

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Yeah, I know. This is probably going to come across as one of those “grass is always greener” posts and will make me sound like I totally regret my relationship. Here’s the thing, though; you can be perfectly happy with your life (like me) and still have things that annoy you or wish to occasionally get the house to yourself. I lived alone for ten weeks while my other half was overseas and it was glorious. Sure, I missed him like crazy and got fairly lonely (and also a little bit crazy … About halfway through I just started talking to myself because I missed the conversations!), but it was great to get to experience a different way of life for a short amount of time. So I’m sure you probably take these five things for granted now, but enjoy them while they last because they’ll disappear in a flash once your relationship gets serious!

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No compromise

When you become part of a couple you lose the ability to be shamelessly selfish. Every decision you make has to be mutually beneficial or at the very least balance out eventually. This could be something as simple as the foods you eat (my other half hates mushrooms and Thai food, so guess what I don’t really eat anymore!) or the TV shows you watch. When you’re single you should enjoy the fact that you get to make 100% of the decisions for yourself. Watch a Gilmore Girls marathon and eat whatever you want for dinner. You’ll miss it. Trust me!

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Larissa Thorne (Deputy Editor)

Larissa Thorne (Deputy Editor)

When I'm not working on getting my first novel finished you'll find me buried under the great wall of credit card debt that I've collected over the years. I am a hoarder of shoes, jewellery, books and Disney DVDs and am physically incapable of restricting my chocolate intake.

  1. That’s true.. although I do enjoy being married and sharing stuff.. 😛

  2. I think being single and married have its own pros and cons and in the end you just have to decide whether being single or married is right for you..