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You can flirt with and be talking to multiple guys at once and nobody can give you shit for it. It’s also nice to get attention without being committed to anyone.21
Single doesn't mean sexless or without companionship. Single can be a lot more fun than a committed relationship.10
Pros: Doing whatever you want!
Cons: Doing it alone!41
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-You can come and go as you please without having to tell someone your whereabouts
-You can spend your money on what you want!!!
-You are only responsible for yourself! I laugh at some of my coworkers when I ask them what their plans are after work- most of them tell me they, "Whatever my wife tells me to do..." or the women have to tend to their kids. Me? I go home, eat dinner, play games or watch tv, and go to bed. And I like it that way :)
-No sharing the bed with someone (sorry but I am a bedhog, haha)
-No worrying about being cheated on or lied to!!!
-You learn the difference between being alone and being lonely- there is a BIG difference! Plus you appreciate your own company and me time more
-No worrying about dressing up to impress anyone
There are way more but those are the ones I could think off off the top of my head. Obviously, being single is not for everyone, but for those of us that like it and are genuinely happy that way, it's a good thing.50
I would say not having responsibility and not having to put up with annoying quirks simply because its the right or responsible thing to do. The last guy I dated had good qualities but he also had annoying ones and I had to put up with his bad qualities. Like he was insecure and would sometimes take 4-5 minutes to reply every time I messaged him during a one or two hour conversation and I wasn't talking to anybody else online - so it was annoying to wait that long for a reply. Now that I'm single - I don't have to wait and wait and wait and act like a therapist to an insecure guy who is full of anxiety in dating.50
Not having to worry if you're going to get hurt or they're going to leave you without warning91
I'm not single, but being able to what you when you want is a big one (unless you're a parent).30
I can do whatever I want. I wanna go to bed at 9 with the tv on? Fine. I wanna make half a dozen cocktails and not remember tomorrow? Fine.
I can have the bed alllllllll to myself. No more being frozen from having no duvet, being pushed out the bed, or being punched in the head in the morning.
I can fart and burp without being told “that’s not attractive” (despite being Dutch ovened and farted on regularly)
Not having to iron someone else’s clothes all the time.
Not having to compete with his mother for affection. I always lost.20
OK, perks only as there are downsides as well, of course.
1) Can come and go as you please
2) Can buy what you want when you want it
3) Can stay childless for awhile when younger
4) Can be with, or flirt with, different girls and guys without jealously or cheating
5) Can focus on your studies if going to school
6) No one will be there to break your heart
7) No one to worry about telling you you are getting fat... oh, wait, friends and relatives can do that, can't they? ... lol
I know there are more but that is all I can think of right now :)10
No password sharing
No "wasting" money
No marriage, kids or STD's or worse divorce, alimoney and child support
No craziness to deal with ;)
No need to hide any porn
No need to decide between video games/friends or just her
No need to stop using a girlfriend body pillow or sex toys
However I do love women. I am completely obsessed with women! Just don't like the negative ones.53
freedom to come and go as want on my own schedule, not having to coordinate and plan with another.
not have to deal with others issues/problems
freedom to date who want, or no-one
peace and quite without having to tend to others needs or schedule.
dating is expensive.
It's less stressful being on own, at least in some relationships.
there are downsides.20
I don't have to clean up after her anymore.
I don't feel pressured to be part of family get together anymore.
I don't have anyone to argue with anymore.
I get a good night's sleep every night now.
I'm not in debt because of her anymore.
I don't have to worry about her at all.
On the flip side I miss her big butt, boobs and laying together, kissing.20
Seeing your friends more. Having the time to do whatever you want. Flirting with people gives an awesome rush. Going out to parties without a care in the world.
I have a boyfriend and love that too, but I enjoyed myself just fine when I was single :)11
There's only one perk, so far as I can tell: you don't need to consider anyone else in your day to day actions.
The pic that got posted with this question is such bullshit though. "Flirt with everyone you like," more like "stare awkwardly at your phone and bitch to your friends about how no you just can't find anyone that's interesting."20
Far less stress , drama , aggravation , being pissed off all the time , and of course peace. And as per other posters , do what I want , when I want. Not single and no ties , as am a single dad , working FT and running own ventures , I intend to remain single for the rest of my days , I am much happier solo , the marriage I ended left it's mark , no bitterness against women , made my own bad choices , I don't even want to date again , happy with female arms length friends only.10
I’m in a new relationship right now. There are some downsides with our sex drives being out of synch, awkward family meet ups, her emotional state (and my quirks). It takes effort on both ends.
But my last 2 years of dating was absolutely horrible. Some of the worse experiences of my life (met countless shithead women). So I’m okay okay this.21
Taking time to focus on yourself. I've been single for a few years now, yes I was lonely in the beginning but now I've been taking the time to focus on myself and improve the things I do like about myself and so on20
No shaving/waxing, no care if I have messed up hair or no makeup, being able to flirt with whoever I want whenever I want. Basically being able to do whatever I want whenever I want.30
No one to use/bullshit you! Can do what you want when you want and how you want!! I dont need a man want one but not bad enough to settle for someone that I feel a connection with..30
You can do whatever you want, no responsibilities or daily chores like feeding babies and your husband...
I do have responsibilities but I don't have to take care for my own babies or husband.30
l am very independent l can go naked all day at home please myself eat what l want and at any time of the day and night l am semi retired and l look younger l love to flirt with sexy girls l am such a tease at times the list never ends if l am not in the mood to cook l get a takeaway curry Chinese or indian and a big bottle of coca cola lol10
You get things done but can do anything you want really.
That girl is really hot.
When you just see her mouth I think, “Ok this is a weird mouth on a person” but then I see the entire face and I think, “Beautiful”10
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Travel; if you go away for a long time and also often sometimes this can cause your back-home-relationship to deteriorate and so you may find it hard to maintain contact amidst all those long time zone differences.
Hobbies; every hour spent with your partner you could have potentially spent on yourself. And sure some people can have the same hobbies as you but most likely you’ll still encounter different interests once in a while.
Career flexibility; it is much less daunting to consider a career that might require relocation when you know you aren’t bound by a lover who might not be able to relocate with you.
Independence; this one varies lots depending on the dynamics of each relationship, but sometimes when two people spend lots of time together they can become co-dependant and that isn’t always a good thing, especially when you’re young and internal growth and development is crucial
Fun; this one is also quite subjective, but being single can at times be more existing than being in one long relationship. And even if it gets boring you can always switch it up and get into a relationship for a short while.