“How favorably does singlehood compare to being in stable romantic relationships? Maybe it’s all in the perspective,” shares Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D. Many women declare that they will adopt a lot of cats because they believe that they will spend the rest of their lives alone. There are indeed benefits in having a life partner, such as sharing a mortgage with someone and sexual intercourse. However, there are also benefits to living a single life. It is okay to meet your one true love still.
However, the concept of being single and alone should not frighten you. “There are reasons that our society wants single people—especially those who identify as female—to feel pressure to find a traditional partner,” says Julia Bartz LMSW. Perhaps finding your one true love was a top priority in your life. Maybe you felt it was an essential need. As you grow older and more mature, perhaps you have started to recognize what being single can offer. Below are some symptoms and signs that you have begun enjoying being single.
Sign 1: You Watch Netflix alone
You no longer use Netflix as an activity to do during a date. You have started to enjoy watching shows on Netflix, and you do not mind watching these shows by yourself.
Sign 2: You Stopped Buying Girl Magazines And Started With Housekeeping Or Other Subscriptions
You used to subscribe to Cosmo and other kinds of girl magazines. You used to read their fashion tips and how to meet your one true love. You even used to read their tips on sex. But you have stopped subscribing to those kinds of magazines and now subscribe to other types of magazines. You now read magazines about food and entertainment news.
Sign 3: You Have Become A Bit Of A Slob
When you enter your home, you immediately take off your shoes and leave them lying where you took them off. As you move through your house, you take off pieces of clothing and also leave them where you took them off. There is now a trail of accessories and clothing all over your home.
Sign 4: You Have Not Been Grooming Yourself Much
You used to spend hours each day on your grooming regimen. But now you spend weeks without shaving DOWN THERE.
Sign 5: You Occupy The Whole Bed When You Sleep
You used to sleep on only one side of the bed. But now you sleep like a starfish occupying the whole bed even if the mattress is a queen-sized bed.
Sign 6: You Purchase Items Designed For Single People
You no longer need help with your invisible zipper because you bought a device that assists you in getting it up or down. You purchased a tool that helps you open jars that are hard to open. You even bought a cookbook with recipes designed for only one person.
Sign 7: You Have A Variety Of Glasses
You own different varieties of glasses. You could even say it’s a smorgasbord of glasses. You usually have them displayed on the table beside your bed. It seems that people who are not single do not do this. But you are single, and you can do whatever you want to do.
Sign 8: You Still Order Meals Good For Two
You eat one meal and save the second meal for later. It is more efficient than having to cook then.
Sign 9: Your Pinterest Board Is Now About Practical Matters
Your Pinterest board used to be about your future wedding plans. Now you pin food recipes and how to recycle old t-shirts.
Sign 10: You Are Too Focused On Your Career
You used to dream of getting married and appending a Mrs. to your name. Now you are concentrating on your career and attaching the word CEO after your name.
Sign 11: You Equate Dating As A Fun Thing
You are dating someone used to be a serious matter that often made you nervous. Now it is a fun game that you enjoy. “What’s more, many people who are single at heart are just not at all interested in searching for a long-term romantic partner. When they think about the joys of single life, they say to themselves, “That sounds great!”, states social psychologist Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.