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Why Singles Have it Better

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Sweet, Single Life

Most people will find themselves in many different relationships throughout their lives with periods of singlehood in between. If you are experiencing one of these phases, read on to explore some major bonuses to being single.

Sweet, Sweet Freedom

Perhaps the biggest benefit to being single is the freedom to do what you want, when you want, with whom you want without explanations or repercussions. Sharing your life with someone requires that you take their comfort and wishes into consideration. When it’s just you, you can be sure that you’ll get what you want, every time.

Free To Flirt

Flirting is a natural human behavior that usually requires a level of restraint when you are in a relationship. Suddenly any attraction you feel towards someone else has to be tempered with your sensitivity towards the commitment you have made to your partner, and their needs and feelings. While it’s likely that you are not with the right person if you feel the need to continuously flirt with others, even momentary knee-jerk reactions probably need to be kept in check in front or your significant other. Are you clueless when it comes to flirting?

No Insecurities Outside Your Own

Sharing your life with someone means accepting them as they are—the good with the bad—and this includes their insecurities. You know, those pesky character traits in your partner, which require a modicum of consciousness, sensitivity, and patience from you. Perhaps your mate is easily jealous, or sensitive about his or her weight, or worried about their sexual prowess. These will be issues that arise, and naturally, you are expected to handle them with care. The reverse of this is that any insecurities you have will be recognized by your partner, which can be uncomfortable at best.

Career Flexibility

If you have career ambitions that could impact your geography or schedule, you’ll probably have to consider your significant other as you make your career choices. Compromising your job and career for your relationship can be a bitter pill to swallow if it means giving up a career opportunity you had long striven for.

Time for Friends

Some of the most important relationships you will have in your life will be with your friendships. When you are in a relationship, your time for your friends can be reduced, even significantly. When you don’t have a mate waiting at home, you can spend as much time with your friends as you want, because there is no one at home relying on you.

Open to the New

When you are single, you are more open and available to embrace new experiences, like meeting new people and allowing them to expose you to something different. You don’t know what’s out there until you jump in, which is harder to do when you spend so much time with one partner.

No Risk of Heartache

There’s no doubt that your heart and emotions are heavily involved in a relationship. If you are dating others lightly, there’s little risk of disappointment or rejection on the scale that you would feel had you given one person your very heart and soul!
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    Although I am not single I can see how one can embrace being single rather than be stressed or frustrated by it. I myself love being married.
    3152 days ago
  • ENUFF81020
    Great blog--we have to find our happiness where ever we are. It doesn't matter if we are partnered up or single, we should find reasons to be happy in our own skin. If we can't. it is important to find a way to become emotionally healthy. Good for you for "getting it."

    Thanks for visiting my blog, it has been a pleasure visiting your blog and page as well.
    Best wishes to you,
    3153 days ago
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    I was single for most of my life but now I have found someone to share my life with and I can't imagine life without her!!! Good luck in all your choices!!
    3164 days ago
    Single and loving it, I've been married and love my me time - so each to his own!
    3172 days ago
    Yeah single life is good... but having someone is great too. It's all in finding someone that don't mine you having "me time" or "free time". I've been single waaaayyyyy to long and with my only child leaving home recently I pray for companionship.
    3173 days ago
    Having been married since age 19 and never lived alone a day in my life, I can't even imagine not having someone else's wishes to consider.
    3173 days ago
    Interesting blog!!! I'm glad you can find and share the positive side of being single!! Have a wonderful day!!
    3173 days ago
  • KITT52
    life is what one makes of it, single or in a relationship....happiness is found inside of our self not in the arms or heart of another.....

    3173 days ago
    I had a wonderful single life, but I have been married 34 years and married is much better if you find the right one. emoticon
    3173 days ago
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