Friday, March 1, 2024

Riding Solo! 15 Reasons Why Being Single Is Legit Great

It’s Single’s Day – 11/11 – and obviously here at Capsule it’s a fantastic day to celebrate all that is awesome about being single – or ‘self-coupled’ if you’re boujee. Originally an unofficial day in China, Single’s Day was first created those who are unattached – but now is the biggest shopping day in the world. Seriously. Here are our top reasons why it’s bloody brilliant to be single right now – and if this is you, have a great day living your best life!

  • The obvious one – you can do what you like, when you like, how you like, without having to justify to anyone else. Chips for dinner? Yaaaaas. New shoes for the weekend? Hells yes. Drinks after work? Pass me a glass. Having control over your time is wonderful, freeing and fun.
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  • You’re healthier, according to science. A study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family says the most active people are single people.
  • You’re more connected. Aforementioned scientists reckon you’re better at keeping social connections than those in relationships, who can rely on their partner’s friend group, or simply remain insular with their partner. You know those ones – when shit hits the fan, they’re the ones who come crawling back when their relationships end and you make no effort to hide your smug.
  • You don’t have to shave your legs every damn day. I mean, you never have to shave your legs if you don’t want to, you do you boo, but if it’s on your list of things to do before, you know, stand down. Same goes for the foof.
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  • You know damn well that you’re a strong, confident, independent woman and you can look after yourself – and that makes you feel bloody good.
  • You know what the difference between being lonely and being alone is. The relatives who will come up to you at Christmas asking “Why haven’t you found a man yet?!” don’t. (And are also being veeeeery presumptive).
  • You don’t have to pick a side of the bed. Take all the bed! You deserve it!
  • You can focus on what matters the most to you. Sure, if dating is important to you, get it girl. If it’s your career, be that boss babe you see referenced on all of those coffee cups. If it’s a passion, devote your soul to it, without having to think about anyone else’s.
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  • You don’t have to worry about settling for something you know in your heart isn’t right.
  • Farts.
  • There’s never any pressure to find matching bras and undies. No woman ever figures out how to make sure the matching sets go in the same washes anyway.
  • You have time to fall in love with yourself. It’s a hard one to do – we are our own biggest critics, and often for women, our own worst enemies. But when you spend time with yourself and figure out who you really, truly are, you’ve found what a lot of people spend their lives looking for.
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  • You don’t have to pretend to like “that friend”. There’s always one.
  • Masturbation will always be better than sex. Let’s just be honest.
  • You get to find out what you’re capable of – without relying on anyone else. Your achievements get to be yours and yours alone, and with that comes an empowerment and pride no one could ever shake.

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