How I Realized That Being Single Doesn't Actually Suck
That moment when you stop having FOMO.
There are times when being single might weigh down on you. Society makes people believe that the ultimate way of existence is in a couple. They might or might not be right, but one thing's for sure - sometimes, we can be perfectly happy while being single. You're alone but never lonely. See the difference? So here are ten points that made me realize that I actually enjoyed being single.
I never have FOMO
If staying in on a Saturday night used to make me sick to my stomach back in the days, today I'm totally comfortable with lounging in my PJs and not giving a single damn about anything. Watching other people's Snapchats and seeing them get drunk literally gives me gag reflex.
I'm no longer a serial dater
I actually ignore all the random thirsty messages from strangers on my social media. Who would've thought? In addition, I can go months without a single date. I'm congratulating myself on this achievement every day.
I value my family and friends more than ever
I finally realize how important my family and friends are. I love them unconditionally and treasure every moment we get to spend together.
I'm genuinely happy for my friends' engagements and pregnancies
I no longer secretly hate how my friends are advancing in life. Instead, I'm actually happy for them. I can't wait to be an auntie.
I enjoy doing things alone
Watching movies, traveling, eating... I'm my own best company. I don't depend on anyone and I love doing things my way.
I feel bad for people who hate being single
Like, it's fun, relax! I truly don't understand why someone would be in a rush to find a partner.
I don't try to desperately make plans every weekend
I still remember the days when I was making weekend plans on Mondays. Today? I don't mind taking it one day at a time. Friends are going out? Awesome, I join them. Nothing going on? Great, I don't mind staying in.
I don't mind being the third wheel anymore
Being the third wheel no longer seems like the worst idea ever. I enjoy seeing my friends happy and it's so natural for me to join them alone.
I realize that not everyone I meet is "the one"
I'm not in a rush to settle down anymore. If the right person happens to cross my path, I'll take that opportunity. If not, I'll still very well manage to survive.
I enjoy all the bed space
Like, a lot.