9 Of The Best Times To Be Single

Some might see this title and presume I'm thinking that singletons only enjoy being single on a selected number of occasions. That's definitely not what I'm saying here. Being single can be the best time of your life, what with all of the freedom and selfishness it brings. These are the (very best) times to be single;

1) When You Want To Travel

Everyone claims that they want to travel the world, but few actually go out there and do it. It's especially difficult to do if you're in a relationship and your partner doesn't see adventuring as being high on the list of priorities. When you're single you have no one else's feelings on the matter to take into consideration, just a plane ticket and hope.

2) On A Lads/ Girls Holiday

There's always that one poor relationship bound sap who spends their whole lads/ girls holiday desperately trying to avoid temptation, while watching their single friends clean up on action. It's not that you even want to latch yourself face first on to the nearest possible target, it's just that the choice to do so, is the best part of all. You'll never know what tomorrow has in store when you're a singleton, after all.


3) On Nights Out

Being single in a nightclub (Coppers, for example),  is what being single is all about. Getting ready, thinking about the night ahead, no jealous partner sitting at home texting you every few minutes. You're free to flirt with, get drinks off and meet whomever you wish.

4) When You're Studying

There's no greater distraction than a relationship when you're trying to get your head in the study game. You're cramming months worth of crap into your head, when all you really want is to go and be loved up. The only option is to turn your phone off in the vague hope that they won't distract you for twenty minutes. Alas, you can kiss all of these problems goodbye when you're single. No love woes, no distractions, no problem.


5) During Your College Years

Being in college and being single is the perfect combination. Like tea and toast, eggs and bacon, cereal and milk. (I'm starving now.) You're free to experiment, meet new and interesting people, do whatever it is that you want to do. No long distance other half at home, crying down the phone to you. Bliss.

6) At A Festival

Couples at a festival are like a bad cold that you just can't shift. One of them is most definitely there out of poor habit and both are trying to avoid an inevitable blow up from occurring. Being single at a festival means the freedom to go and see whatever band tickles your fancy, dancing until 6am if you feel like it and best of all, you'd never know who could end up in your tent...


7) During A Shopping Spree

Who wants to be that boyfriend? You know, the one who sits there with sixteen bags hanging off his arm, pained expression to boot, wishing he was anywhere else but here. Nobody wants to be that man, no matter how hot the girl is. Being single as a man means no extended shopping trips and as a girl, no moaning, embarrassed looking man hanging around you in Topshop like a bad smell. Win win all round.

8) During The World Cup

The world cup for anyone not interested in football, was like an extended bout of crippling stomach cramps. Like being on the blob for a month, essentially. Horrific. Painful. Uncomfortable. All the single football hating beings out there got to avoid this painful time and for that they are eternally grateful.

9) When You See How Miserable Your 'Loved Up' Friends Are

There's always a few couples who should clearly not be together, it's as obvious as the sky is grey. Why they don't break up is the burning question on everyone's lips. Why would they, sure isn't making everyone else around them uncomfortable the whole point of being in a relationship anyway? Rest assured that they spend 90% of the time looking at your carefree single life and crying internally. You've got it all.

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Alison Keogh
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Alison decided to follow a sensible career route and chose to study Media. She happens to think of herself as a kind of Irish Beyonce after four Coronas, which usually results in her being deserted on the dance-floor by her loving friends. Her horrifically short attention span seeps into many aspects of her life, resulting in her half hearing important facts and hating people who walk at a leisurely pace.
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