Single People Are More Creative, So You Can Pity Your Friends In Relationships

by Alexa Mellardo

The feeling of being in an amazing relationship with that special someone is an unparalleled high.

But single life really feels just as awesome. You truly reap the benefits.

I like to think of single life as “me time.” It's a refreshing and rejuvenating experience.

You have a sense of freedom, as if you can conquer the world.

For instance, my “me time” ultimately means living it up like it's my job. Wine Wednesdays, boozy weekend brunches and “Bachelor” Mondays with the girl squad, here we come.

Queen Bey once said,

All the single ladies (All the single ladies) All the single ladies (All the single ladies) All the single ladies (All the single ladies) All the single ladies Now put your hands up

“Me time” is the perfect way for all my fellow single peeps out there to proudly raise those hands UP.

If you're super into health and wellness, focus the majority of your free time to bettering yourself as a person, while dedicating your mind, body and soul to exercising and clean eating.

Sign up for as many of those sick kickboxing classes as you'd like, and fill up your weekends to the brim with plans with the squad.

Needless to say, you truly reap the benefits of being single. But now, science actually proves it.

Single life makes you way more artistic. A study in the Journal of Family Issues highlighted the connection between love and creativity in 1,529 participants. This interesting study proposes creative people flourish when they're alone, rather than when they're in a relationship.

Co-author of the study, Kelly Campbell, revealed,

One reason might be that being creative in the arts gives people meaning and purpose in life. Having such needs met by activities that are often intensely personal and solitary.

The single life allows you to have a lot more time to yourself.

If you're a super creative person to begin with – and some of your all-time favorite hobbies include reading, writing, painting, coloring, drawing or all of the above – being single will only make your artistic abilities blossom that much more.

Don't get me wrong: People in relationships can still have their “me time,” too.

But when you're in a committed relationship, a lot of your time is shared with your significant other… and you wouldn't have it any other way.

Citations: Science Shows Single People Have One Artistic Advantage Over the Rest of Us (Mic)