The Perks of Being Single


We’re so lucky to live in a time where being single at 22 isn’t seen as a bad thing anymore. Back when my grandparents were my age, it was expected that you got married and had at least one child by the age 20! I honestly can’t imagine having to have found a man to tie myself to for the rest of my life and also have a kid to look after at this age…I can only just look after myself!

Now I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with people who do this, I know plenty of people my age that have kids, some of which are married too and they’re really happy. But that just isn’t for me!

Even thought things have changed and there’s no longer a stigma around being single, I still get people constantly asking me why I’m single and why I’ve not found a guy to settle down with yet. Simple answer- I don’t want to!

So I thought I’d make a post for all my fellow single ladies, and to show just how blooming great it can be!

You don’t have to share your bed

Now I don’t know about you but I love to sprawl all over my bed and hate sharing it! Being single means no legs kicking you in the back and no one trying to steal your covers!

You can watch whatever you want on the tv 

If you want to watch reruns of The Worst Witch and Charmed you can do, no one next to you moaning that they don’t like it and want to watch something else. As if it’s actually possible not to love The Worst Witch anyway!

You don’t have to leave the house if you don’t want to

If you want to just curl up in bed and have a lazy day that involves nothing more than eating your own body weight in chocolate, you can. No one nagging you do something when you don’t want to. 

You can have random nights in with the girls

Or guys, whatever your thing is, you can have a random night in with your bestie…provided they aren’t like mine who doesn’t live near me and neither of us can drive…that one sucks!

You can eat crisps as loudly as you want 

Okay this one is probably just exclusive to me and my ex but he would go ballistic if I ate crisps around him, as he said he couldn’t stand the sound and would get really pissy if I did it.

You can just lounge around in your underwear with a glass of wine

Or more likely a big mug of tea, as I’m not really much of a drinker outside social situations. If you just want to lounge around in your comfies and have some “me time” you can do. No having to give someone else your attention, you can focus completely on you.

You save money on Christmas and Birthday presents

This gives you more money to spend on yourself, hello new lipstick! Or you know, more money to spend on your parents at Christmas which is what I usually do because I love treating them.

No more one minute wonders

I’ll just leave this one here, if you know you know!

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17 responses to “The Perks of Being Single”

  1. I do love how much confidence I now have thanks to being single for so long, and I have had to overcome so many irrational fears and achieved so much more by myself than I would have imagined – DIY’d a house single handed and everything

  2. mymentalhealth says:

    It’s great to hear you’ve gained so much confidence from being single! It took me a long time to recover from my last relationship and finally be me again but now I’m happier than ever 🙂 Wow well done you! I’m not too bad at DIY as my dad was a joiner but I can’t wallpaper to save my life haha

  3. Grace says:

    THIS IS SO TRUE! Amen sister hahah, this has put such a smile on my face today! Being single is okay – in fact being single can rule!

    Thanks xox

  4. mymentalhealth says:

    Oh that’s brilliant to hear! I’m so glad to know it’s put a smile on your face from reading this- your comment has put one on mine! 🙂
    Being single is awesome!
    Your welcome and thanks for commenting! 😀 xx

  5. Rosa says:

    Love this post. I’m also 22, single and I love it.


  6. mymentalhealth says:

    Awesome to here 🙂 it’s the best time to be single as far as I’m concerned, lets you focus on you and your goals & dreams 🙂

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  10. Paige says:

    This is so true and so brilliant! You’re right there is not a better time to be single than right now!

  11. Jade Marie says:

    Thank you! 🙂 It’s amazing to be single now, so many opportunities for women!

  12. Rachael says:

    I love this list and the whole blog post in general! Good work!
    Rachael ~ geminiexplicit.blogspot.co.uk

  13. Jade Marie says:

    Thank you hun!

  14. Jem xo says:

    Omg, I’m in a relationship but I found this so funny and relateable! If you don’t want to be with someone then girl, you be single! If you’re happier on you then stay that way.

    Just because people think you should be in a relationship doesn’t mean you have to, and besides relationships can be overrated anyway.

    You sit around in your undies with your crisps, you enjoy yourself!

  15. Jade Marie says:

    Haha I’m glad! 😀 it wasn’t meant to be taken seriously, just a bit of a laugh and a underlying message of do whatever makes you happy 🙂 I love being single not going to lie, I’m a big believer that not everyone is meant for a relationship-some people are happier on their own! 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by! I’m a twenty-five-year-old digital media graduate with a passion for writing and a desire to change the way we view mental health and autism. I’ve owned jademarie.co.uk for nearly two years now, and its slowly changed from a place where I would brain dump whatever was going through my head that day, into a place where people can come for help, advice and hopefully a bit of a laugh. I do occasionally come out with a witty sentence or two. Mostly by accident.

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