9 Times When Being Single is the Best

Waking up to a mushy good morning text from your SO and spending hours on end together are special, but sometimes these relationship perks don’t stand a chance against the ones that come with flying solo. Here are nine times when you’re actually really happy to not have an SO.

1. When there’s a cutie in your class

Ready, set, mingle.

2. When you have a really specific craving for Chinese food for dinner


You don’t need to make sure your SO would be down for General Tso’s chicken—no one’s taste buds matter but yours.

3. When you don’t feel like shaving for a few days (or weeks)

Letting your hair grow everywhere is the definition of happiness.

4. When you unleash your PMS monster

Sorry not sorry.

5. When you want to break out your collection of chick flicks

And embrace your ugly-cry face until the wee hours of the morning.

6. When you don’t have to worry about bad breath

A make-out sesh is nowhere in your near future, but eating a cheeseburger with onions definitely is.

7. When your girls’ night goes way past curfew

Phone off, dancing pants on.

8. When you go on an eight-hour shopping spree and no man is there complaining

It’s all in a day’s work.

9. When you don’t have to share the pizza you ordered with anyone

Plus the pint of ice cream you plan to devour afterwards.