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Do Tell: What's the Best Part of Being Single?

Do Tell: What's the Best Part of Being Single?

It's National Singles Week! Each year, the third week of September is carved out to recognize "singles and their contributions to society."

If you're single, you might think it's patronizing to have a week set aside to remind everyone that people of your same relationship status contribute to society. Is a reminder really necessary? But since now is the official time to celebrate being single, tell me: what's the best part of not having a significant other?

Also! In honor of all you fabulous single women, we've created a new group on the TrèsSugar Community. Join All the Single Ladies to keep the conversation going!

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lauraxtc lauraxtc 7 years
Being able to do what you want. Dating and meeting new people is fun. Good sex. No drama.
luna08 luna08 8 years
I do not understand the saving thing...I love having shaved legs!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
Not having to shave my legs was great! (I don't always have the time) I also loved just doing what I wanted, and not have to worry about someone else saying "no." I could also be gross at home and not have to worry about offending anyone.
lawdawg08 lawdawg08 8 years
Just the peace of mind and that relaxed feeling you have, when you can just go back to your place and do whatever you want. All of my relationships have been stressful and time consuming. It's great not to have that added stress and expense I might add. But, I do love women and children, I definitely plan to get married but the single life definitely has its perks.
jazzytummy jazzytummy 8 years
nancita nancita 8 years
Not having to decide whose house to go to for the holidays and only having to check in with yourself to see if you are available for social engagements.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 8 years
I love that I have time for me, to do what I want to do. I love being able to date myself meaning that I can do what I love to do, I love that I don't have to shave if I don't want to, that I don't have to answer to anyone, and not having to take care of someone else feelings.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Well, I've been happily married for many, many years. However, there are aspects of being single that I miss. They are: -Having full autonomy with my money and time -No in-laws :)
xxstardust xxstardust 8 years
I'm not single, and haven't been for quiet some time. I do miss going out with my girlfriends and flirting shameless with the waiters and writing our numbers on the receipts! Of course, my girlfriends still do it so I watch vicariously. =] The leg shaving thing though just seems really strange to me - that's a perk of being single?? Even when I was single I shaved my legs every day or every other day, just for my own satisfaction. I don't want to feel yucky, stubbly legs!
nikecold nikecold 8 years
I've never been in a "relationship", I've had flings but I've never comit to anyone. I usually complain about it a lot, but honestly its just attention that I like, anytime I get close to having something semi-serious with anyone I start getting freaked out, I just have so many other priorities. I don't want to have to explain myself to someone else, I don't want to have to compromise I like going home and being alone if I want to. So yeah, while kisses, hugs and compliments may be comforting I'd rather be on my own. Besides I realize the reason I'm single is because I've chosen this lifestyle, I'm just not ready for commitment and I'm happy the way I am. There's no need to rush into a relationship just because I feel insecure every so often... thats what flirting is for ;).
partysugar partysugar 8 years
How fabulous! I am totally celebrating Singles Week. Definitely not having to ever call someone to check in. Being able to do what I want whenever I want!
Go2Girl Go2Girl 8 years
Being single makes you stronger as a person, because there is just you doing it on your own. You are the composer without the orchestra and sometimes that can be very empowering!
WritingLikeCrazy WritingLikeCrazy 8 years
The other day, I was feeling lousy about the direction of my life - romance, career, the humdrummery of my day job. I thought, maybe I'll move or stop working for a while or can it all and become a juggler. Really, the sky's the limit. Why? Because I'm only responsible for my own life. Without a partner and a family tying me down, I can do whatever I want. The best part of being single? Freedom. You can always start life over. Ahhhh....
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
Oh wow...what ISN'T good about being single!? :D I love: -being able to do whatever I want whenever I want without having to worry about somebody else at all. -flirting/dancing etc. with whoever I want when the girls go out -not ever making compromises for someone else. If it's what I want, it's what I'm going to do. -having so much more free time to do all the things I want -not spending money on someone else -not having my room/apartment really messy b/c of some messy boy that doesn't know how to clean up after himself -having much more time for girlfriends -realizing I don't need a bf at all to be very happy The list goes on. :)
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
When I was single I definitely LOVED the freedom to do what I wanted when I wanted. My motto was, "I do as I please". :)
luna08 luna08 8 years
The feeling of freedom! Sitting in my apartment, with a cat on my lap, working on my degree. First dates. Using my money, time, space, as I please without answering to anyone. Feeling superior when co-workers with double incomes complain about their dire financial straits because of our paycut. I'm doing fine, and I "support my own a**" without any roommates, SO, parental help. Of course, on a blue day, these become negatives! :P
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
I haven't been single in years (and I do love it very much) but like the above poster, I loved not having to shave my legs/other areas as, maybe once a week if I felt like it, instead of once every 2 days for upkeep or something. Oh, and I also liked how my deep conditioner wouldn't be used as hair gel.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I'm NOT single (and loving it), but my favorite things about being single when I WAS single.... being able to not shave my legs (etc.. ahem) if I didn't feel like it, being able to burp and fart freely when in my apt, new crushes!
danizzle danizzle 8 years
going out on dates..with multiple guys :)
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
Being able to do what I want, when I want. Even if that means doing nothing alone.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
No jealousy (except from other girls) when someone checks me out!
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