Sometimes it feels like everyone around you is suddenly losing their single status. In the wise words of Carrie Bradshaw, “Sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun.”
So in the spirit of Carrie (and for another good reason to justify buying new shoes), let’s celebrate everything that make being in single in college amazing. Here are seven reasons to quit pursuing that MRS degree and enjoy the single life:
1. You don’t have to explain fashion to boys
There’s nothing more pathetic than a 20-year-old man who is mystified by the concept of a bralette. Singledom means that you can wear your favorite patterned romper with abandon and never have to explain why Spanx is God’s gift to women.
2. You don’t have to share your bed
You only have enough money for one tempur-pedic pillow and you’re not about to let some boy make it smell like Axe body spray and cheap beer. Enjoy sprawling sideways across your bed in your comfiest lounge pants without the stress of having to pretend you actually like snuggling.
3. You don’t miss out with your friends
Sometimes the best nights end with eating slightly burned mac and cheese on the floor of your kitchen with your closest friends. If you’re not always running off to see your boyfriend you get to join in on the impromptu 2 a.m. karaoke sessions or midnight sushi orders.
4. You can dance by yourself (it’s way better that way)
Nothing cramps your style like a kid with zero rhythm grinding on you while you’re trying to relive middle school via belting out all the words to Ignition. Enjoy dancing as spastically as you want without having to worry about elbowing your man in the face.
5. You don’t have to pretend to like sports
Nothing against football but I’d much rather watch Magic Mike for the millionth time than suffer through yet another interminably long athletic event. Luckily, bingeing on chicken wings isn’t just a football or basketball tradition—there’s no reason they can’t pair perfectly with a HGTV marathon.
6. You can be a little selfish
You don’t have to budget for his birthday gift or a house warming scented candle for his mom (who probably will hate you whether you go with lavender or vanilla). Use that extra cash to buy the heels you’ve been eyeing for your next date party or take yourself out to a nice dinner.
7. You can let your phone die for hours
Unplug without worrying that your boyfriend is trying to get in touch with you. Your friends will know that you’re probably on your 10th episode of the latest SVU marathon (who needs a man when you have Detective Stabler?) instead of lying in a ditch somewhere.
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