People Break Down The Biggest Benefits Of Being Single

Reasons to be single #1... you avoid monkeypox, apparently.

#2... all your money is yours. And Uncle Sam's.

#3... more room in bed.

#4... the list is endless.

Not to be down on love, love is great.

But love doesn't have to be the full journey.


Redditor Inspire3110wanted to share all the best reasons to not partner up.

They asked:

"What’s a benefit of being single?"

I'm single. I think I want to mingle. Convince me otherwise.

Just Me

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"You only have to worry about yourself."

clayur

"I just started a casual relationship after about a year and a half of being single. Even though that previous one lasted 4.5 years, having to care about someone even a little bit is taking some adjustment. It was nice being free lol."

irishdude1212

Nobody Cares

"It's my day off. I have a bunch of projects to do around the house, but I'm laying on the couch reading Reddit. No one cares."

satanwon

"So true. I just wanna laze in bed all day on my day off sometimes. Bring in some snacks, watch a movie, read my books, take a nap or two. I don't need someone constantly asking 'are you getting up yet?'"

Zealousideal_End2330

Merry Peace

"Christmas is chill af. None of that 'Ok so we spend the eve at your parent's place, then Christmas day is split between my mom's and my dad's/his new girlfriend's place, and then we visit your brother's family to say hi to the newborn, plus uncle Jeremy invited us to his place since we are there anyway..."

foxmachine

Me Boss

"Not answering to anyone else. I've been single for a long time after my marriage ended. The temptation to just pick up with someone new was strong for the first few years, but once I got used to just being by myself, I came to really enjoy it. I'm free to do what I want, when I want. While I'm open to it, it will take someone very special to change my situation now."

ferox965

Places & Things

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"Everything is exactly where I left it."

Countryegg1

"Yeeessss. That little bit of milk you left for your morning coffee. It will be there in the morning."

sunflakie

These are all valid choices. I'm in.

Betrayal

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"Don't have to worry about having your trust betrayed. Don't have anyone to lie to you. You have complete control over how peaceful things are for you (barring things out of control like traffic or construction work in the neighborhood)."

HelixDraxzonyx

Career Moves

"You have the opportunity to focus on your own needs and/or make giant strides in your career progression without having to factor in and address the needs of your companion."

Lyrick_

Control

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"Don't have to worry about having your trust betrayed. Don't have anyone to lie to you. You have complete control over how peaceful things are for you (barring things out of control like traffic or construction work in the neighbourhood)."

HelixDraxzonyx

"I know someone who turned down a top-tier professional sports contract because his girl would break up if he would've accepted it, since she didn't want to move from Europe to America. He killed his hockey-career with that decision, and his girl is almost threatening to leave him if he gets out of shape. Can't believe he's still with her."

mr4ffe

I'm Out

"Don't have to answer to anyone about where you're going."

detective_kiara

"This. When I became single after almost 10 years, for a good few months every time I would walk out the door I would instinctively feel the urge to say where I was going. Weirdest feeling ever, kind of like the Altoids thing Jim did with Dwight."

smorsmores

"Unless you have a pet. I tell my cat where I'm going every time I leave the house, even if it's just outside to smoke a bowl. If I don't, she screams like a banshee until I open the door... then I get a low solid meow, like she's saying 'Really?'"

AnAngryJawa

Keep you warm...

"Getting a good night's sleep. I got so tired of being awakened by someone groping me or poking me in the lower back. The whining about 'why don't you sleep naked' coupled with the 'you don't need blankets - I'll keep you warm.' I can't spend 8 hours every night f**king. I need sleep."

VapoursAndSpleen

EAT IT!!

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"You can take a complete cake home and eat all of it."

Both-Ad-3763

Who knew being single could be this fun?! Plenty of people apparently.

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We're used to hearing about employees getting the short end of the stick, of course. But the moments when things go the other way—and a terrible nuisance finds themselves unable to get what they want—is truly a sight to behold.

In short: Saying "no" or putting people in their place is the ultimate power move.

People shared their stories with us after Redditor sormatodor asked the online community,

"What was the best 'you have no power here' moment you have ever seen?"
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