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 ten reasons why being single is awesome!

Ten 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.

You will likely live happier if you can figure out those four things. Many people work jobs that they hate. You can avoid that by discovering what drives you and making money. You can make money either as an employee or as a business owner.

I have worked many jobs that I have disliked. Many were some types of random sales jobs. I have sold Nespresso machines, and printers, and delivered food with Grubhub. The one thing I have always enjoyed doing is writing. My writing has dramatically improved since I began to take it more seriously. I am now preparing to self-publish my first book.

The best thing you can do is to focus on yourself. That is how you can reach the goals that you set for yourself. Focus and invest in yourself!

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 follow a diet. You will feel and look better when you do. Improving your personal health can positively affect your mental health.

Your health is one form of wealth. You want to start to value your 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.

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.


Self-education is a vital skill that anyone can learn. Self-study is one of the critical skills that many self-made millionaires develop over their lifetimes. Self-learning means being curious and open to learning new things about yourself and the world.

The education system teaches you the bare minimum. In many cases, it only teaches you knowledge that the authorities have approved that you can learn. That means you are not reading or learning about things people in power want you to know.

Self-education is critical to your success and developing self-confidence in your field or expertise.


Singles must develop self-confidence. Being confident can help you in your daily life, from interacting with people at the grocery store to wanting to spend quality time with someone. Self-confidence also plays a vital role in your professional career.

If you are not confident, it shows. If you are timid and insecure, it is a sign of a more strong-willed person that you can easily be manipulated. I have experienced this in my own life with some friendships in my past.

If you doubt yourself, other self-assured people will find ways to use you for their ends. You can be a confident single.

Discover What Makes You Happy

You want to discover what makes you happy. You can be comfortable single. You do not need to be in a romantic relationship to be satisfied. You can find happiness and meaning in life without dating or being married.

You must know yourself to figure out what makes you happy. That requires you to go on a journey of self-discovery to understand what you are passionate about, your unique skills and interests, and how you enjoy spending your time.

You are responsible for your happiness. No one else is. You definitely do not need a significant other to experience bliss.

Learn Time Management Strategies

You can learn essential time management strategies. Time management techniques teach you self-discipline and self-responsibility.

A simple way to gain more time each day is to go an hour later each night. The next day wake up an hour earlier than you usually would. You will gain two extra hours doing this.

Another strategy is to make a to-do list of what you need to get done for the next day. Make the list manageable. Only list three to five things. One can be a larger task that may take a couple of hours. The rest may be simple things like responding to emails or running errands.

Set short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals. When you set goals, you plan what you want your future self to look like in one month, six months, a year, and even a decade. You will set yourself apart from most people if you set yourself goals, then follow through on accomplishing your goals.

Money Management

You can work to get your financial life in order. You can learn the basics of money management. The education system does not teach the basics of personal finance to students. Many parents do not even teach their children the essentials of money management.

You can learn the basics of personal finance and get ahead of many people. Here are some of the basics of money management.

You do not want to be in debt. Common ways that people get into debt today are having student loans because they decided to attend college, leasing a car they cannot afford, and spending more than thirty percent of their income on rent.

You can learn to follow a budget. A popular budget is the 50/30/20 budget. Another budgeting strategy is the 60/30/10 budget. You want to learn to differentiate between your needs and wants. A budget can help you to understand that vital distinction.

You can start to build an emergency fund. A standard first financial goal is to save $10,000 in an emergency fund. That is not a lot of money today, given inflation and the rising costs of goods and services, but you need to begin with a basic goal. You can then aim to increase it to one year’s salary or cover your cost-of-living expenses for a minimum of one year.

You can begin to think long-term and save and invest money for your retirement. You can save a percentage from each paycheck in a high-interest savings or money market account. That account will be only for retirement. You will not use it for anything else. You can start small by putting five to ten percent of what you make into that account. As you make money and age, you can increase the monthly percentage to at least ten percent.

You can then invest in the stock market and other retirement accounts as you become more financially literate. You can start to find ways to increase your net worth.

Find Ways To Increase Your Net Worth

You want to always be on the lookout to find ways to increase your net worth. In most careers, you eventually reach a peak and cannot raise how much you can make in your field. You may need to consider learning new skills to move to another career path.

You can also invest at least ten percent of your monthly paycheck into the stock market. This is a strategy to help you to diversify some of your money outside of your savings account, where it is losing its value compared to inflation. You may be able to keep up with inflation, depending on your investing strategy and how well your investments do.

The purpose of the stock market is to maintain and grow your wealth. It is not a vehicle to become rich.

You could consider starting an online business. A business is the greatest investment vehicle because you can continue to find new products and services to sell to your audience and customers. Making an Internet business usually costs less than starting a brick-and-mortar business. You can then reinvest your business profits into another venture or reinvest in the stock market.

The Internet provides several ways to make money today if you own an online business:

  • Advertisements
  • Monthly subscriptions
  • Merchandise
  • Digital and physical books
  • Digital products that you can sell on an e-commerce website.

You are responsible for finding new ways to increase your income. You are

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These are ten 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. It is up to you to learn the basics of money management and to find ways to increase your net worth.


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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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