Being in a relationship is the standard we hold ourselves up against; we've made it so crucial in life that we forget the reasons why some people are happy to be single! Being coupled and flying solo aren't two opposites; one isn't better than the other. It's a choice we all make — just like how some people like chocolate and others prefer vanilla. And then there are those people who like chocolate and vanilla, and they just have all kinds of fun.
Truthfully, there are many positives to being single, and it ends up being an important time in many of our lives when we focus on ourselves and figure out who we are and what we want. Casual dating is fun and carefree; but trying to handle a long-term relationship before you've had time to yourself can be challenging. Plus, there are some people who don't want to be in relationships... period! And that's just fine. Life's about being happy — whether you're happy by yourself, or whether you find happiness with another.
Whatever the reasons may be, there are plenty of people out there who are totally fine without their plus one, thank you very much. Here are just some of the reasons why.