I Hate Being Single! 15 Ways Why Being Single Rocks
I hate being single! How many times have you shouted that to your mirror on a Friday night? You want to find a guy, and you want to find him now! Everyone around you thinks you’re a broken woman with little to offer. Nonsense!
I get dozens of emails every day from women who are supposedly ‘living the dream’ in a relationship. For instance, they write to me about the cheating, lying, custody battles and abuse. Does that make you feel just a little bit better about your current situation?
Too many of these women got into a relationship too soon and/or for all the wrong reasons.
I love the emails from the single woman who wants support and information so she can be happy, with or without a man.
Ironically, you are in a much better position to find a great guy. You’re taking the time to discover yourself and what you desire. You want to understand the male mind before you jump in the pool.
Bravo to you I say!
You say I hate being single, but allow me to show you why you’re in the perfect position. Plenty of blogs regurgitate the same obvious reasons – let’s discuss some of the more fun reasons.
Use Up All the Hot Water
Yep. That gas water heater thingy that you have heard about in the basement need not be rationed for some irritating jerk that farts on the couch. Instead, every drop of H2O is yours! Use it until it’s gone. Then, wait twenty minutes and take another bath this time with candles.
Watch Re-runs of the Bachelor
No boyfriend is going to put up with that! That clicker is going to come out of your hands so quick and go to the ballgame so fast you won’t even see the proposal!
That Bed is all Yours
Make the bed in the morning or not. Wash the sheets or not. Reverse your body so your feet are on your pillow. Fart and then laugh as your cat appears perplexed. Flip around like a seal until you’re too tired to flip anymore because the bed is yours to what you want to do with it and it’s great!
How to be Okay with Being Single
Go Ahead, Be Picky
He’s too short or his teeth are a mess. Is he wearing cowboy boots? Isn’t he a little egotistical? His breath stinks and why did he text that? Why didn’t he text me back? Blah, blah, blah. These things don’t matter because, in your head, you already have the perfect guy – who needs a real one?
Don’t Say I Hate Being Single When You Can Drive a Two-Seater
No kids and no husband means you don’t need a 40K minivan. Instead, you can drive around in a Mustang convertible. In fact, you can buy a motorcycle too because your non-existent husband doesn’t need the second parking spot.
Take Your Time on Your Hair and Makeup!
Do I sound bitter as a male? Maybe I am. But, hey, my bitterness is your gain if you’re single. You can take an ice age to do your hair and then take another one to do your makeup. If you get it wrong? Stay in!
Embrace Pet Ownership
I’m sorry but that cat lady we hear so much about is to be admired in my book. I love cats! If my condo association would allow me, I would have ten Maine Coon cats. I could care less what others think of me because all I want is ten cats.
Why say I hate being single When You Can Avoid Arguments?
Cats don’t argue and a dog won’t challenge you on the pairs of shoes you own. In fact Fido will enjoy carrying them around your apartment.
Get Your Beauty Rest
I am coaching a couple on the brink of breakup due to snoring. This might not sound like much, but can you imagine night after night being awakened ten, maybe twenty times because your boyfriend or husband is howling like a wolf?
Your Food is All Yours
Deep down, didn’t you hate when your ex stole half your fries? I know you did. You didn’t show it, but the contempt was there, building, like an earthquake on the San Andrea’s fault line.
I Hate Being Single!
You Can be as Selfish as You Want
Go ahead it’s okay. Put yourself first every morning, every afternoon, and while you’re at it, at nighttime too! He will steal most of this time soon enough so hate being single while you can.
You Save on the Wedding
I cringe every time I go to a wedding because I think of the cost of the thing. Last fall, I was at a wedding with 250 people in Laguna Beach. I barely knew the couple. Why was I even there? I’m eating their shrimp, lobster and prime rib. That wedding had to cost 100K, which they will be paying off their whole life.
Elope for God’s sake!
Travel at Will
Screw the planning and the arguing of where you are going to go on vacation and just go! You’ve got the money and the time. Just be careful not to fall for a foreigner with an Italian accent who will want to make you his wife.
You can Vacuum in Your Underwear…While Dancing
Okay, maybe this is my thing and it’s weird I admit but I do it. There is something funny vacuuming while cranking the tunes. It just makes no sense and that’s why I like it. Maybe because I hate to vacuum, and this adds a new spin to it!
No In-Law Visits
Do you really want your boyfriends’ brother ogling at your cleavage over Thanksgiving? I think not. You can go have some home cooking at your Mom’s place and ogle at her inability to work her smartphone instead.
I Hate Being Single
Instead of saying I hate being single, embrace your single’s life while you have it. Enjoy the benefits mentioned above and learn more about who you are. Give yourself time to get over past hurts and rebuild your confidence before you launch into another relationship that will probably be a mistake.
Knowing how to not date a jerk includes embracing your single life and taking the time to become a confident, independent woman. Riding Solo, a book written specifically for women who want to do just that, walks you through overcoming the stigma of being single on to becoming that independent, confident woman. This places you in the best possible position to find and date wonderful, great men who are not jerks.