There are many reasons why you should stay single in your 20s. Being single in your 20s is a time to learn, explore, and take risks. When you date and get into a relationship, you have less freedom to try things that could change your life or change how you view the world. These are seven reasons to be being single in your 20s instead of chasing a romantic relationship.

Single In Your 20s


Time to Learn


When you are in your 20s and single, you can use it as a time to learn. As a single in your 20s, when you learn, you expose yourself to new things, thoughts, ideas, and views of the world. Being single in your 20s is a time to learn as much as you can about the world, from history to things that operate in daily life. When you learn, you fight boredom because learning is refreshing and excites your mind. Sir Francis Bacon said, “Knowledge is power,” and when you acquire knowledge, you gain power that you can use in life.


Ask Questions


When you learn, you also learn how to ask the right questions. Asking questions teaches you critical thinking and makes people feel that you are interested in them. A famous way to ask questions from history is known as the Socratic Method. The Socratic Method is a method that asks a series of questions that question assumptions and fallacies. Being single in your 20s is a time to learn to ask questions to learn about the world.


Explore the World


You can explore the world when you are single in your 20s. As a single, you can explore and discover things that you would not know if you stayed in one place. Exploring the world can range from visiting new stores or restaurants where you live to plan a solo travel trip. You will have unique stores to tell your friends, family, and people you meet. You will build self-confidence and learn to appreciate making your own decisions. As a single in your 20s, you will meet like-minded people who can add to your friends’ circle. When you explore the world, you will learn self-discovery and what you are capable of in life.


Meet and Talk to Others


Make a point to meet and talk to others when you go out. Everyone has skills, experiences, and life stories that they can tell you, and you can learn from them. People like talking about themselves, so use that to your advantage to learn the art of conversation. There are six simple rules to the art of conversation: making a compliment, use small talk, ask questions, be nice and friendly, let the other person do the talking, and keep the conversation light and cheerful. As a single in your 20s, learn the art of conversation and don’t be afraid to meet and talk to people wherever you may be meet people in the world.


Take Advantage of Opportunities


Your 20s is a time to take advantage of the opportunities that are present themselves to you. As a single in your 20s, you have energy and more freedom because you have fewer responsibilities than adults with a full-time job, house, family, and bills to pay. Take advantage of opportunities because you get out of your comfort zone, meet new people, network, build your resume, and develop your life experience.


Take Risks


Being single in your 20s is a time to take risks instead of playing safe. It is essential to take risks because you will benefit and grow as a person. When you choose to take risks, your self-esteem and confidence grow. By taking a chance, you are forcing yourself to learn new skills that you may be able to use at another time. You will also meet people and make friends with people you would not have met because you got out of your comfort zone by choosing to take a risk. Risks teach you to learn from your failures because you won’t be successful or achieve what you aimed for every time. But when you do succeed, you will likely be more successful or stand out from your peers in some way because you chose to take that risk.


Learn About Yourself


The time of being single in your 20s is a time to learn about yourself. Use your time as a time for self-exploration by taking action, asking questions, and self-love. When you take action, you will learn things that you are not good at or discover something you love. When you ask questions, you learn to think critically, learn from others, and can have a rational debate to seek knowledge. Your time as a single in your 20s is a time to develop and learn self-love.




These are seven reasons why you should enjoy being single in your 20s instead of looking to date. You will learn more about yourself and build self-confidence when you do these things in your twenties. You can thrive as a single person in your 20s.

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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