Love Is In The Air?.. 7 Reasons Why Being Single In College Is OKAY!
By now we have hit most of the love and relationship topics… except for one: being single. While there are obviously a lot of good reasons to find love and be in a relationship while at college, there are also some good reasons related to being single through college. For those of you out there wanting to justify being single to all your family members who always ask something along the lines of, “So, is there a lucky girl/guy in your life?” Ugh.. come on, let me do me! 😛 Well I’ve got your back!
There are many different pros and cons to being single in college, and different reasons as to why you might be single. All of your reasons are fine and when it comes down to it you get to decide what is best for you. I didn’t write this blog to advocate not ever dating in college, or to say that it’s bad and will only drag you down. That’s not it at all! I have been both single and in a relationship in college, so I know both sides. I wanted to write this blog because there has been a lot of “love” posts about being in a relationship and how/where to find the “love of your life”. The single people out there need a blog too! 😉 You all need to know that it isn’t a bad thing to be single! Do what you please and what is best for you! 🙂 It’s perfectly okay to be single. Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to be in a relationship because you have to be married right after college or something like that. What works for someone else doesn’t always work for another person! Now let’s get to it!
–You Can Take Time To Find The Right Person: It’s absolutely okay to wait to find the right person! There is no rule that says you have to be in a relationship or getting married as soon as you graduate! It’s alright to take your time to find that perfect person for you. You don’t want to settle for someone just because you feel like you have to get married. Wait for the right person who truly makes you happy to come into your life. That’s a decision you will never regret!
–Learning About Yourself: When you are single you have more time to dedicate to yourself and learning more about yourself. College is a time to find who you are and who you want to be. Being single allows you the unattached freedom to do just that.
–Making Friends: Some of you may deny this and say that even though you’re in a relationship you hangout with people outside of each others friend groups, but honestly, when you are single you are just so much more likely to go out and join different clubs and do different activities where you will meet so many new friends. Plus, when you are out meeting new people and making new friends you could possibly find that perfect person for you that I mentioned earlier, ya never know! When you’re single you are more likely to go out and do things and not stay in on the weekends. Then again.. maybe not, haha. Depends on who you are! 😉
–More Time To Focus On Your Career: Being single allows you to focus more time on building up your career. This allows you to free up time to work longer hours, work weekends, or do whatever you have to do to build up your career. Plus, when you’re bringing in the big bucks you’ll be able to spoil your girlfriend/boyfriend! 🙂 Speaking of money, that brings me to my next point…
–You’ll Save Money: My excuse to people whenever they ask if I’m dating someone is that I don’t have enough money for a girlfriend, haha. I’m sure there are other reasons, but this one makes me laugh! I find this one more helpful to guys because we save up for our girlfriends so we can spoil them, or maybe that’s just me?! Anyways, when you are spending money on your significant other you start neglecting your basic necessities, and that’s just no good! The single life allows you to save up that money for a fun trip, or maybe for that expensive thing you really need!
–Do What You Want When You Want: The single life allows you to do whatever you want, whenever you want! There isn’t a significant other there that you have to “check-in” with before you do things. You don’t have to worry about what you want to do conflicting with the other person’s schedule. You can just pack up and go! This is also nice because this allows you to be totally by yourself sometime if you just totally want to detach for a night!
–Academic Performance: There are many people who would say that their grades may sometimes suffer being in a relationship. I would say this is usually true in newer relationships because all you want to do is spend time with each other. I know first hand that being in a relationship made my grades drop some because being with that person was much more fun than working on schoolwork, am I right?! When you are single you don’t have to worry about video-chatting with your girlfriend/boyfriend at a certain time, talking on the phone with him/her all night, having to stop studying to text them back, etc.. You get the point! Being in a relationship can actually take a toll on your GPA believe it, or not! The single life allows you to spend the needed amount of time to focus on the reason you are here in the first place, your education!
One last thing, I know that the single life isn’t always easy for people, especially if you are a hopeless romantic like myself. You just really want to find that right person for you like, right now! I understand, so this is where the meeting new people and making friends comes in! Another shameless plug about student activities… Go get involved on campus and join one of the MANY different clubs and organizations ISU has to offer! Go to things like ISU AfterDark, or talk to people sitting around you before class starts! There are so many ways to meet people here, and because I love my other Cyclone Life Bloggers I will suggest you check out some of the “love” blogs if you are single and looking to meet that right person! 🙂