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The Best Part of Being Newly Single

What's the Best Part of Being Newly Single?

A smiling Jessica Biel brought sexy back this past weekend, out and about with friends a few days after announcing her breakup with Justin Timberlake. Our Facebook followers recently weighed in on the best part of the single life, and they say there's much to be excited about when you're newly unattached. Some pointed out that in a relationship, you have to consider another person's feelings, schedules, and needs; so when you end up on your own, it's refreshing to focus on yourself for a while. I rounded up some of the highlights and want you to vote: what's the most exciting part of being freshly single?

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Burkina Burkina 4 years
I agree with all of the above haha, except I check out hot guys anyway ;)
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 4 years
I make my own plans, pamper myself, avoid emotional baggage as often as possible and check out hot guys no matter what. As for the bed... I like having someone to sleep next to. I guess my favorite thing is just having people know I'm single and watching men trip all over themselves because of it.
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 4 years
Agree w/ Shannon...All of the above!!! But, especially, making plans...so often we put our plans aside to spend quality time with someone else. When that's not appreciated or reciprocated, we have time to do whatever the heck we want. :spa:
danakscully64 danakscully64 4 years
For me, it was being able to take control of my life again and get things back in order. No more putting my life on hold.
Shannon-Vestal Shannon-Vestal 4 years
All of the above? :)
Shannon-Vestal Shannon-Vestal 4 years
All of the above? :)
testadura67 testadura67 4 years
I've only been in one long term relationship that ended, and the best part was not having to make excuses for him to my family anymore. My family is very tight knit, and I could be dating Jesus and he wouldn't be good enough in their eyes. So imagine their pleasure when I'd been hooked up with a jobless college dropout pothead for 3 years. I got congratulatory phone calls for MONTHS afterward!
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 4 years
To be honest, one of the best parts was knowing I never had to interact with his family ever again. I've only had one major breakup, so I doubt it's a very common thing!
TheBestRedDress TheBestRedDress 4 years
Just having quiet time. Not being bothered by someone else. Looking at other men and not feeling guilty. Singleness is actually pretty cool is you're good company to yourself. If you're one of those always lonely people, well I guess it sucks than.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 4 years
i'm really surprised by the results! Whenever I would go through a breakup, the best part was the weight lifted off of me, where all of their issues were no longer my problem. Can't beat that feeling.
dexaholic dexaholic 4 years
I agree that 'making plans without considering someone else' is up there on the benefits list, but what tops my list is that leftovers I put in the fridge STAY in the fridge! It's the small things, really.
wolfpackgal wolfpackgal 4 years
Wow, overwhelmingly "making plans without considering someone else". Problem is, I'm in a relationship and actually trying to make plans without considering my boyfriend. I think it can be good for a relationship sometimes, at least in my case.
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