I get really sad sometimes when I see adorable couples on Instagram. The post adorable selfies and plandids on Monday, and again on Tuesday, and Wednesday, and Thursday, and Friday…. There are plenty of Pros when it comes to being in a relationship: help (physically / financially), sex, memories, cuddling and ETC. However I do believe that there are more perks to being single, below is a list of perks that come with being single.
1. Two For
When you become dependent on someone to continuously pay for you or order for you, It can become a sticky situation. When you’re single you’re able to reap the benefits of specials… FOR YOURSELF. OK YES some restaurants do have rules in place to prohibit this behavior, but if you look hard enough- mamma can get two burgers for one!
Instead of ‘couples” nights, movies, joint credit cards and dinner dates: I choose to spoil myself at 1/2 the cost. I always eat two Double Crunch Burgers from KFC, but now I don’t have to buy four, leaves cha-ching for ice cream.
3. More Likes.
Now this one is incredibly F A K E, but, As far as statistics go: Many of my friends get more red hearts and avatar thumbs up when posing by themselves than if they had a man ’round their arm. It’s a perk for sure, I just don’t know how healthy it is.
4. NO NEED TO SHAVE KWEEN.
You almost NEVER have to shave. So you can let your down south area know winter is coming, and it won’t be for a Jon Snow. Oh the joys of not spending hours grooming for a two minute show.
5. Spare Time.
With no Joffrey to burst your bubble and demand you to spend time with him whilst he battles thirteen year olds in C.O.D, you have so much time available to read all the books you have ever wanted to (Kama Sutra), sh*t without needing to run the faucet, pick up a new hobby and play with your animals.
6. Toilet seat…
The seat could be either up OR down. It’s your choice. You don’t have someone nagging in your left ear about keeping it up when you need to go.
7. Eat, Sleep, eat, repeat.
Considering the extra time on your hands, you can try out a new diet(whether that’s a Double crunch or single crunch) OR salad. All I know is that it’ll be your salad and you won’t have to share the feta cheese.
8. The Whole Bed.
Now this I can live with. Whenever I have had someone in my bed, I feel cramped up- I wouldn’t want to disturb them or ask them to shift over so I just sit there uncomfortable till 2AM looking like Smeagol. Definitely not a precious moment.
9. Party Whenever.
No scheduled events or meeting with parents, so more YOU time guaranteed. Time to binge watch Super Store.
10. Temp regulating. :\
He’s cold. He’s hot. He need more of the blanket. More Like I get to choose if the A.C gets the green light.
11. Text whoever- whenever.
I think it’s safe to say that I for one love texting my Tinder matches whenever I please without having a Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish looking over my shoulder 24/7.
Your standards can drop or increase when dating a person and they generally seem to stay that way the entire relationship. When you’re single your bedroom can be stock pilled with Nutella and empty water bottles and nobody but your cat will bat and eye.
13. Locked out of Heaven.
Some may see this as a CON rather than a perk,BUT, there’s no pressures for sex.. SO you can play with your “little finger” anytime you want. Just not any place, eew.
14. More time for Besties.
“I’m busy with…” / “I’m seeing…” / “Can ….. come along?” How ’bout NO. Dividing your time up between your studies, work, boyfriend, friends and White Walker meetings is KEY to a healthy lifestyle. Finding Balance in all of these is important. So who needs a man?
In all seriousness, Having a relationship is cute, we should never take the people in our lives for granted, or the perks could feel like CONs. <3