Do you need to date? Why not invest in yourself? Why not save money to reach your goals? Here are five ways how being single can save you money.

How Being Single Can Save You Money

Do Not Need To Pay For Dates

There is no need to pay for dates. Dates can range from cheap to expensive. It will depend on your budget and your interest in the other person.

Not dating puts more money into your pocket. You can then save or invest that money.


Staying single and not dating saves you time. Rather than focusing on getting validation from another person, learn to value each moment. Spending time with a significant other or other people is unnecessary.

Solitude helps with creativity, Solitude improves productivity. Solitude can help to reach goals. It just requires you to begin to value your time. Spend your time investing in yourself to find ways to increase your income.


Be careful of who and what gets your attention. Direct your attention to work on yourself. A significant other can take away your attention. That attention could be better spent on investing in yourself.

There is nothing wrong with not directing your attention to date. You may not be ready to date. Or you may have no interest in dating. It is fine either way. There is nothing wrong with focusing on yourself.

Start to invest in yourself by beginning to know yourself. Knowing one’s strengths and weaknesses is better than always pursuing the next romantic relationship.

Your attention is valuable. Treat it like the critical commodity that it is. Pay attention to who and what gets your attention. Dedicate your attention to self-improvement and learning about personal finance.


Planning dates and activities with a significant other can take a lot of energy. This also applies to friendships. For introverted people like me, spending with people can be exhausting.

Make a point of getting the most difficult tasks done in the morning. When you have the most energy during the day, direct it to work towards goals that you want to accomplish.

Spend your energy finding ways to build passive income streams instead of finding a significant other.

Invest Money

Rather than spending money on dates or going out, invest money. Investing is about growing money. It is a way to make your money work for you. Common types of investments are the stock market, real estate, and businesses.

Figure out what your strengths are. Find ways to make an income from those skills. Then, direct the income toward an investment. Make it a goal to build passive income streams.

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There is nothing wrong with being single. Being single can help you to save money. It is a time to learn about oneself. Being single is a time to focus on self-improvement, personal finance, and to become the best version of yourself.

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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