There's nothing wrong with being single, but sometimes — especially if you've been single forever or are recently out of a relationship — it's natural to desire that intimacy and affection that dating can provide. And sure, few people would turn down a nice morning cuddle. But there are many things that are actually better when you're single. Of course there are the freedoms such as literal independence to do whatever you want and not having to extend your emotional labor onto another human being and dote on their every need (yikes). The good things about being single that far outweigh the cons of a sometimes-empty bed. (Also, there are pillows for that, anyway.)
I've been nice and single since May 2016. And while it's annoying to have to fend off people who constantly ask who I'm dating these days (myself, OK?), or if I'm seeing anyone (again, no), I do get to enjoy my own chocolate soufflé. Because being single is great. And delicious. And you don't need to split your food with anybody unless you want to.
Instead of jealously scrolling through picture-perfect Instagram couples, read on ahead to see why being single is actually the better deal.