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.
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!