When you are single, you have only yourself to answer to. If you let the dishes and laundry pile up or you decide to spend half of your pay check on plastic flamingos to decorate your living room, no one else gets to have an opinion about it. Your time is your own, you can come and go as you please.
Being single gives you the freedom to explore who you are and what makes you tick without having the obligation to consult another person. So long as you have not made a commitment to just one person, you are at liberty to date as many people as you would like to see if being in a relationship is something you might want in the future. You can also be adventurous and flirtatious without offending anyone.
Single people are completely free to choose any career they wish without the ramifications of long hours, travel or even cross-country moves affecting anyone else. The lack of close family ties makes it possible for your career to be your life focus if you wish, without having to juggle the delicate work/family balance that so many people have to do these days.
So, as you can see, there are many advantages to being single. You learn to be content with being alone when you are not in a partnered relationship and it also gives you the time to reflect on who you are and what you want. Many people make the choice to remain single throughout their lives and are extremely happy with this decision.
Other people choose to use the time they are not in a committed relationship to work on any issues they might have that would prevent them from being a good life partner to someone down the road. They see the time they are single as an opportunity rather than wasting it being miserable because they are not in a romantic relationship.
The attitude you choose to embrace will be the determining factor in whether your experience as a single person is positive or not. It has been said that you need to learn how to be happy being alone before you even consider getting into a relationship. When you are happy with who you are, you have more to offer others and don’t burden them with the responsibility of making you happy. No other person has the ability to make you feel complete. Our happiness is our own responsibility and has to come from within.
Embrace your singleness if that is where you are at today, and know that even if it’s not what you desire permanently, you can choose to take steps toward changing your relationship status anytime you wish.