15 Reminders About Why Being Single Is Awesome AF

by Laken Howard

When you're constantly facing a barrage of happy couples on your Instagram feed, it can make your Friday nights eating Chinese in your underwear feel second-rate, and like you're the only person who doesn't have a special someone. Especially if you've been single for a long time, it can sometimes feel like you're never going to meet the right person. But thanks to the #SingleBecause hashtag on Twitter, it's clear that I'm not the only person who's living la vida sola — and that it might not be such a bad thing after all.

Sure, it's fun to have someone in your life to cuddle up to while you hate-watch (or genuinely enjoy) what's on TV. But being single — especially in your 20s — can afford you so many more opportunities to better yourself, with no distractions. It's much better to be in a happy relationship with yourself than a mediocre relationship with someone else. The truth of the matter is that even the best relationships take tons of time and effort to maintain, and if there are other areas of your life that need work — your career, fitness, or family — having an SO can sometimes be detrimental to your growth in other areas. If you have someone to support you, that's awesome — I'm not bashing being in a relationship at all. But if you're single, try to look on the bright side, and realize that it's a great excuse to be a little selfish and spend time doing whatever you want to do.

Here are 15 of the best #SingleBecause tweets — whatever your own reason is for flying solo, embrace it, because the single life can be way better than being tied down.


Who honestly has time to binge Game of Thrones and pay attention to an SO?


The most relatable tweet of all time, IMHO.


*hair flip*


Burritos will never let you down, but mediocre sex happens every day.


The only reason you'll ever need.


Preach. Better to spend time solo and work on yourself than let a shitty partner sap your energy.


Don't touch my fries.


Relationships can drain your wallet if you're not careful — I'd rather keep my cash to myself, thanks.


Taking time to focus on your career is the smartest decision you can make.


Unless you're a living, breathing incarnation of Mr. Darcy, don't talk to me.


Speaking of sexy fictional characters...


There are more important things to focus on these days. Evolving my Eevee to a Flareon is one of them.


What's the point of settling when I could just date myself?


I may or may not have actually done this.


Too real.

Images: Fotolia; Twitter (15)