There is definitely a stigma attached to being single and, really, it’s time for that to change.  Sometimes, being single is a choice. Other times it’s the result of not yet meeting the right person.  Whatever the reason, most of us have spent time on our own and there are many ways to learn to enjoy the single life.

Focus on Your Health

It’s not uncommon for people in a relationship to let themselves go.  Once you start going on dinner dates and chilling together on the couch, the pounds start creeping up.  As a singleton, it is a lot easier to make yourself a priority.  Get to the gym, set personal goals and eat healthier.  Your body and your self-confidence will thank you for it!

Get Sociable

We’ve all been in situations where our significant other doesn’t want to go out, hates our friends, dislikes our hobbies, etc. As a single person, you are free to hang out with whomever you want, whenever you want and do whatever you want.  Take advantage of it!

Play the Field

If you’re single, chances are that you’ve been in a relationship that didn’t work out.  Now that you’re on your own, reflect on the things that you didn’t like in your former partner(s) and take your time dating. Discover what you really want from a significant other and don’t just settle for the first person who comes along.

Look for a New Job

With only yourself to worry about, why not take a few risks and look for a more satisfying job?  This is a great time to do it since you will have the time to focus on learning a new role and less pressure to provide for someone other than yourself.  Once you get married and have kids, you will be more likely to feel like you need to work overtime and do whatever job is required of you in order to give your family a stable life.

Save Money

Being part of a couple can be pretty expensive.  There are dinner dates, weekend getaways, sporting events and more to pay for but, as a single person, you can decide whether you want to survive on Ramen noodles and save money by being selective about where you splurge.

Living the single life doesn’t have to warrant the pity of others.  Rather than pout over being alone, show those people in relationships what they are missing!