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Alumni Adventures: Reasons I Am Okay with Being Single with Liz Chapman

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Well, we are in the midst of cuffing season and with Valentine’s Day just ending, I have found myself often having Carrie Bradshaw style reflections. Is it me? Am I not looking in the right places? Am I too picky? But then, I remind myself of all of the reasons that I love my single status. To all the table for ones out who might be feeling a little lonely this year here are all the reasons I love being single.

1. No Plans

My number one reason I love being single is if I have the freedom to do what I want when I want. If I want to stay in and binge-watch The Mandalorian and do a charcoal mask, I don’t have to feel bad about canceling a date.

2. Me, myself, and my goals 

I have found that when I am in a relationship, I am distracted or my goals are for someone else’s happiness. When I am single they are for me to improve me.

3. Flirting is Fine 

I can go out to a bar and if a cute guy tries to buy me a drink my first reaction doesn’t have to be, “Sorry I have a boyfriend.”

4. F.R.I.E.N.D.S

When I am single I feel that I always spend more time with my friends and this isn’t always the case when I’m part of a pair.

5. Phone free

Probably my number one reason I love being single is I can shut my phone off for a day or two without having to worry about texting someone good night or checking in.

Elizabeth is a Senior at Lasell College, she is a writer and President for the Lasell Her Campus chapter.
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