Being single doesn't necessarily mean there's something wrong with you.
We live in a society where we are pressured to talk about relationships and actively pursue them.
I'm not here to bash marriage or relationships. If you're reading this, you probably already know the benefits of bonding and forming healthy connections.
I am here to tell you why being single is badass and explain why it's becoming a commonly adopted lifestyle choice.
1. You can do what you want.
Seriously, do whatever the hell you want. You answer to no one but yourself.
Feel like taking an impromptu trip to Spain? Book it. Want to binge-watch the new season of "Orange is the New Black?" Clear your schedule, and hit the couch. You run the show.
You're not bound morally or contractually to check in, refer to or run anything past anyone in your personal life. You can work long hours if you wish, start your own business (or multiple businesses) and forge your own destiny.
Being single comes with the unrivaled freedom that a number of people in relationships do not have. It's all about you, and that's a beautiful thing.
2. You have less drama in your life.
Gone are days of bickering, miscommunication and indecision. The dreaded "Where do you want to eat?" conversation that ends in you eating nowhere vanishes.
You don't get judged or scrutinized over trite things or differences in opinions. The only expectations you have to deal with are your own.
While stress is, simply, a fact of life, reducing and lowering the amount of it has significant benefits.
3. You meet many unique people.
Being single also means you can date and meet more types of people than you could ever imagine. The world is your dating pool.
With a slew of free dating apps like Tinder and OKCupid, it has never been easier to find and connect with people you wouldn't bump into on the street. You meet new people at the grocery store, mall or out on the town.
A large portion of your friends want to play matchmaker and set you up with someone, so there is no shortage of exciting experiences for you.
As an added bonus, singles get to share some of the most insane and hilarious dating stories with their friends.
4. Your sex life is consistent.
Sex ranks high on a human's priority list, right up there with oxygen and water.
You know that drunk-in-love honeymoon phase? The one where sex is frequent, mind-blowing and you're booty-rocking everywhere? When you're in a relationship, that eventually tapers off, requiring more effort and work to maintain.
You're not having sex because it's Tuesday night, and that's your night to have sex. Whether it's a one-time deal or a series of trysts, singles get the chance to experience this euphoria on a repeated basis.
5. You're stronger and more independent.
Single people rock. You do it all: cleaning, chores, grocery shopping, cooking, work and everything else in-between.
You're managing and balancing your checkbook and life on your own.
The duties of the day aren't split, and no one is keeping score over who did what (or worse, who didn't do what).
On the emotional front, you don't need to explain why you feel a certain way. You feel what you feel.
Independence is an extremely attractive and gratifying trait. Extra points go out to those single moms and dads!
Single parents do everything in addition to raising their children.
6. You're not in a bad relationship.
It sounds simple, but if you're not in a relationship, you can't have a bad one. You don't have to worry about breaking up if someone isn't the right person for you.
You're not dealing with psychos or their psycho exes who just can't get over it.
Jealousy and possessiveness destroy relationships, and by being single, you don't have to put up with all that nonsense.
This all speaks for itself without delving into the ridiculous divorce rates in today's world.
7. You can finally find fulfillment.
Happiness depends on ourselves. There's something to be said about finding inner peace and fulfillment on your own.
When you're single, you're afforded many exciting opportunities. You're able to discover you can be alone with yourself and your thoughts and still be happy.
When you rely on or expect your happiness to come from external sources, you're setting yourself up for disappointment.
Being single grants you the experiences necessary to tap into the person you truly are.
From there, you make the decisions that mold you into the person you want to be.
If you wish to share your time with someone else, it will only help to further develop who you are. If not, there's always reason number one.