Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise.
Looking for the silver lining can be tough if you’re newly single, but here I am—someone who is definitively “old-ly” single—to lay down a cold, hard fact. Namely, that being single kind of rocks. Sure, relationships can be great too, but dating offers an entirely different set benefits.
As much as you may love and respect your significant other, relationships are hard and we take for granted all the small things we do or change about our everyday lives in the name of making someone else happy and keeping the peace. That’s not to say that relationships aren’t worth having, but it does mean that while you are single you should enjoy every moment of doing whatever the hell you want.
Maybe you just got out of something or maybe you’ve been single for a while—sometimes that’s just where you’re at. Whatever the reason, here’s a list of reasons why you should sit back, relax, and enjoy it!