Popular culture presents being single in a negative light. Singles are pressured to date, marry, and find their soulmate. There are no soulmates. Yet, society tells singles that they cannot be happy until they are in a romantic relationship.

There are many reasons to enjoy being single. This is an incomplete list. Here are five reasons why being single is awesome!

Five Reasons Why Being Single Is Awesome

Focus On Yourself

You can begin to focus on yourself. You must know yourself before you can start to reach your goals. You will likely struggle to reach your goals if you do not know your strengths and weaknesses.

Once you know your strengths, you can learn your likes and dislikes. The things that you enjoy doing will help you.

You can then start to pursue your passion. What you obsess over will often overlap with your strengths.

You can then find a way to monetize your strengths, interests, and what you are passionate about. That is the perfect combination.

Solo Travel

You have the freedom to travel solo anytime you want. It could be simply visiting the nearest nearby town or city. You could plan a trip to see a nearby state. Or, you could rent or buy an RV to see your entire country.

You could also travel solo abroad. What countries have you always wanted to visit? Make a list. Make it one of your goals to see some of those countries before you die.

Traveling alone can help you develop confidence. You may spend the entire trip by yourself. Or, you could spend the trip traveling with a group.

Focus On Your Health

You can focus on your health. Health plays a vital role in your everyday life. Your health affects your productivity.

You can improve your physical health by regularly exercising, going to the gym, getting Vitamin D from the sun, and following a diet. These are some basic things that can help you to feel better about yourself. It takes time to lose weight and to follow a diet consistently. You will feel and look better when you do. Improving your health can positively affect your mental health.


You can practice self-love. There is nothing wrong with learning to love oneself. If you do not like who you are, you will most likely not enjoy life. This is because you will end up doing things that you hate. It may be a job. It may be hanging out with fake and negative people.

You can start to love yourself for the unique person you are. You have innate value as an individual. Once you start to live out self-love in your life, you can begin to develop self-confidence and experience happiness in your life.

You do not need a significant other to be happy. Your happiness does not come from other people. You are responsible for your own satisfaction.

Learning to love yourself, despite your flaws, is one way to live a happier life.

Financial Life In Order

You can work to get your financial life in order. You can learn to follow a budget. You can start to build an emergency fund. You can think long-term and save money for retirement. You can invest in the stock market.

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 These are five reasons why being single is awesome! You can focus on yourself to reach your goal while becoming the best version of yourself. You can do that by improving your personal and financial well-being. You can also enjoy the freedom of being single to solo travel and see the world.

Views expressed in this article are the author’s opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of Secure Single. It is intended for informational and educational purposes only. It is not investment or financial advice. James Bollen is the author of Thriving Solo: How to Flourish and Live Your Perfect Life (Without A Soulmate). Now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon. Subscribe to Secure Single’s Substack for free!
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James Bollen is the Founder and President of Secure Single. He is an entrepreneur and a content creator with the goal of helping all different types of singles to learn to thrive as a single person.
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