Perks of Being Single (Including Ice Cream for Dinner)

Living the single life isn’t all bad. You get to dance to that great Beyonce song (well, maybe not if you’re a guy). You get to eat whatever you want for dinner (pop-tarts, mmmm). And you get the bed all to yourself at night.

So what if you have to eat your feelings every Valentine’s Day and live with the sneaking suspicion that nobody loves you and you’ll be alone forever? Go buy a goldfish (or a tub of ice cream) and get over it. Here are some perks of being single:

Save money on housing

Seinfeld apartment
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If you had a significant other, you’d have to pay for a little more living space. And what if you had a kid or two? It just gets more expensive the more people you let into your life. Definitely, better off being single. This way you can save your money for more important things. Like that gallon of chocolate peanut butter ice cream you suddenly bought on an impulse after you realized no one loves you.

Do whatever you want

binge on tv when you're single
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You’ve got no one to share your life with. Which means you can do whatever the heck you want! One Downton Abbey binge-watching party coming up! Invitees: you. And nobody else. You’re living the good life. Ah, the perks of being single.

Or maybe you’ve got something better to do with your time. (One Buffy the Vampire Slayer binge-watching party coming up!)

Eat crap for dinner

Junk food for singles
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Aren’t you glad you don’t have to cook an elaborate meal for someone every night? Wanna endlessly come up with new dinner ideas and keep the house stocked with enough groceries to feed an army? Who needs that in their life? Eat cold cereal. Or donuts. Or cold cereal and donuts. With french fries.

Be a bed hog

girl sleeping in white sheets
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Undoubtedly, one of the biggest perks of being single is getting that big bed all to yourself. If you had a life partner, you’d also have a bed partner. Say goodbye to getting 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Sure, maybe you feel a little forlorn as you slide in under your cold sheets and miss the warmth of human interaction. But you can also hog the covers all night and no one’s going to stop you. Aren’t you glad you’re all alone in life?