5 Benefits of Being Single in College

5 Benefits of Being Single in College

 
Sometimes, being single is hard. With engagement season in full swing and Valentine’s Day just behind us, it seems like everywhere you turn, you’re reminded of your eternal 
 
loneliness. Okay, that’s a bit dramatic, but sometimes it seems like everyone around you is in an extremely committed relationship, while you’re left eating ramen and watching 
 
The Office.   That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though! Late night ramen is the tastiest, and it’s a scientific fact that a few minutes of John Krasinski can fix any bad mood. When 
 
you start to get down about flying solo, remind yourself that are some very real benefits of being on your own during these formative four years…
 
 
You Get to be Selfish
 
College is a time for discovering yourself. Being single means that you can do things like studying abroad or joining a million clubs without any worries. You only have to worry 
 
about making yourself happy and exploring your own hobbies.
 
 
You Only Have to Pay for Your Own Food
 
Let's face it, we're all broke in college. When you're single, you don't ever have to worry about politely offering to pay for someone else's pizza while silently praying that they 
 
decline. 
 
 
You Have More Time for Your Friends
 
You never have to choose between turning up at that party or staying in with your bae. You get to spend as much time with as many friends as you want without feeling like 
 
you're neglecting your significant other. You also never have to deal with your best friend accusing you of ditching everyone for your new relationship. Win-win, really. 
 
 
You Aren't Tied Down
 
This might seem like an obvious one, but it's definitely true. College is filled with beautiful, single people! Single you can take a new date to every function and meet a 
 
million potential cuties.  Take advantage of this time alone and try to meet as many interesting people as you can!
 
 
Your Post-Grad Possibilities are Endless
 
Ring by spring might sound good in theory, but ending college in a serious relationship definitely limits your after college possibilities. When you're single, you have no 
 
attachments. You can move anywhere in the world and embark on new adventures without worrying about maintaining a difficult long distance relationship. Graduating on 
 
your own is an exciting opportunity, so take advantage of it!
 
 
So, next time you’re eating ramen in bed alone on a Saturday night, think about how truly lucky you really are!