Society has an odd relationship with the idea of being single. Some see it as complete freedom, with no commitments and the ability to express yourself ultimately. Then, we have people who believe that being single means you’re incomplete.
If you’re single, you can have a hard time figuring out which mindset is correct. Let’s look at some interesting tidbits about singleness.
A Partner Can Make You Happier, Except When They Don’t
One popular piece of advice to singles who feel depressed over not having a partner is that being single doesn’t make you happier. They may be told that the single person needs to find their own happiness, and not rely on someone else to give it to them.
However, this piece of advice can be hard to take if you see so many people talk about how their partners made them happier. The truth is that people are complicated. While it’s important to find your own happiness, finding someone who loves you can make you feel happier as well.
The only takeaway is to look for things that make you happy. If you find a partner who makes you even happier, all the better. However, a partner is usually not the cure to your happiness.
Single People Have Less Money, Or Do They?
Another interesting conflicting narrative is the belief that single people have less money. At first, this seems to be the case. If you are dating someone who has another job, the two of you have more income.
But you may hear some arguments that single people have more financial freedom. In the end, it depends on who you’re in a relationship with. If you run into a person who shares your financial goals, the two of you can thrive. However, if you run into someone the opposite of you, this can lead to more financial woes.
Who Has More Sex?
Another bit of conflicting information is who has more sex: a single person or a person in a commitment? There are actually good arguments for both sides. Those who are single and embrace it may thrive in casual relationships and hookups. However, those who aren’t like that may find that having a relationship is better for their sex life.
With a long-term relationship, there’s the myth that after a while, sex is nonexistent. While the amount of sex may be a little less than a honeymoon, a good relationship is still going to have plenty of sex to go around. A sexless marriage may be a sign that there are bigger issues going on.
Singleness in a Pandemic
When it comes to being alone during COVID-19, there are conflicting narratives as well. Some may tell you that being alone during a pandemic is the worst feeling in the world. Being isolated by yourself and being unable to go on a date is a challenge. However, other single folk have found value in it, finding cool hobbies or finding their purpose while under lockdown. These people may not envy those who are locked in together. Because COVID-19 can lead to an increase in divorce, that’s a good argument as well.
We suppose it depends on how introverted or extroverted you are. Those who prefer being by themselves may be thriving during this time, and vice versa.
More About Being Single
As you can see, being single is complex. If you’re interested in learning more about the single life, this link below can give you more information. Click down on the link below to learn more.
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