There is an opinion that says single people feel lonelier before the holidays. But is that feeling really that bad? We can learn about our own needs and wants, achieve our own ambitious goals, and achieve them when we are alone.
We were curious to read the opinions of people on AskReddit who fully enjoy being single and find many advantages in this.
I can do what I want when I want. If I want to stay up late, I can. If I want to buy something, I can. If I want to see a movie, I can. If I feel like listening to music, I can. If I want to rearrange or redecorate my apartment, I can. I can choose how I use my time. I can choose how I spend my money. I can choose how I save my money. I feel alone? I admit it, sometimes I admit it. But I have good friends. If I want to go out with my friends, if someone wants to go out with me, I can. If I don’t want to leave, I can stay home. © photon3on / Reddit
God, I remember running home every day because if I was 5 minutes late to get to the door, I would have to explain. Then it would be perfectly on time and he would still be in a bad mood. Now I can spend all day driving, doing absolutely nothing and I don’t have to explain it to anyone, and going home is a very good idea. © Seducedbyfish / Reddit
I don’t have to worry about how I look or what I’m wearing while relaxing on my days off. Hair stuck in a messy bun, no makeup, no pants, no fuss. © not-a-real_username / Reddit
You don’t have to remember trivial dates, buy extra gifts while on vacation or for specific people, no need to justify my purchases, share food, or even decide on food. © UBootCaptain / Reddit
I can eat a sandwich or popcorn for dinner if that’s what I want. © momination / Reddit
I have been single for 10 years. All my money is mine. All my time is mine. All my attention goes where I want. I’m just trying to get satisfaction from life. © Nope_Nope_Nope_0 / Reddit
I have many hobbies. When I was in a relationship, I couldn’t do any of that. I even had a hard time finding time for homework. Now that I’ve left a relationship, I’ve been playing music, painting, programming, etc. Literally today I finished designing and making the wooden box for some headphones that I am making. © artisnotdefined / Reddit
My apartment is clean and neat and most importantly 95% empty. © TheCrimsonChariot / Reddit
I learned to love myself without needing anyone’s words of affirmation after being single for the first time in a few years. © FinalTourist / Reddit
The only things that stress me out are my own stressors. I don’t have to help support another person through theirs. © 01kaj10 / Reddit
I learned who I am after I decided to stop dating. I have been single for 4 years and I really love who I became. I was able to establish myself, my goals, and who I want to be. © kylo_drew / Reddit
That fear of coming home just because you don’t know your partner’s state of mind and are extremely cautious not to trigger anything in any way. So fight to know if it’s a good day and if I am expected to greet you with a kiss or a bad day and if I am not expected to interrupt you at all, what a bad feeling I am learning to love coming home. © ElDschi / Reddit
I’ve been in a toxic relationship before and I still think it’s better to be alone than to be stuck with the wrong person. I’m not sorry I went through the experience, but I’m glad you stayed. Now I hope to find something better. © dark_blue_7 / Reddit
I can talk to myself out loud and no one will find it strange. If someone is around when you talk to yourself, you are crazy, but if no one is listening, that’s fine. © KadTheHunter / Reddit
I can do whatever I want and not feel guilty about not spending time with anyone. © Dawulf187falke / Reddit
How do you relate to being single? Do you think there are more pros or cons?