Let’s be real – being single can be hard, especially if you’re in your 20s. While you get to be an unrestrained, liberated free-spirit, there are also some nights where you feel like you’re missing out. Looking at your couple friends who have been dating for ten years, you can’t help but wonder – will I ever experience that kind of love? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Being single is cool bc you can eat a whole jar of pepperoncinis and spend the rest of the night farting spicily into the abyss— Shira (@shiraselko) October 3, 2013
Being single is the best. So much time to do what you want. Think and reflect. Stare into the void and try to remember what touch felt like.— Glug Glug, Vroom Vroom, Thump Thump (@SamGrittner) September 1, 2016
hot girls are single and have no valentines— hunter (@fvckhntr) February 8, 2022
ME: im sick of being single— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) November 19, 2015
FRIEND: want me to set u up with someone?
ME: absolutely not, i’d have to put on pants & talk. no thank u
Being single during the pandemic is a blessing because I’m not on standby to cut anyone’s hair— Julie Kliegman (@jmkliegman) May 2, 2020
Valentine’s Day plan:— pandamusk (@pandamusk) February 12, 2016
1. Breakfast in bed
3. Watch movie
4. Dinner for two.
5. Regret eating two dinners.
6. Cry alone.
If you’re on a self love journey I salute you. It’s not for the weak. Your dating life will suck, your phone will be dry, you might lose some friends but don’t question yourself and don’t fold. Set boundaries & don’t compromise your morals, your values or your body for no one.— 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐉𝐈𝐄 © (@boojieshay) February 3, 2022
Here’s why being single in your twenties is the best and the worst at the same time:
1. You can explore your sexuality but at the same time you experience a deeper form of loneliness.
Your twenties are the age to traverse through unchartered waters, discover your attractions, both sexual and romantic, your connection with your own body, your preferred relationship structure, your kinks and fetishes, and more. Experimentation is key to embracing your own sexuality. But, often this search comes to a halt when you enter a commitment.
2. You enjoy your independence, but there are times you feel envious of relationships.
Navigating life on your terms is a phenomenal feeling. You are not tied down in a cycle of devotion and fidelity. You can dally in on your relationship with your body, your emotions, your sentiments and think through your existence.
3. You don’t feel the pressure to constantly look good, but sometimes you have an desire for validation.
In the early stages of every relationship, there is a tenacious compulsion to look like your best self. People have gone through hysterical lengths – from spending 30 minutes perfecting the “natural look” to sneaking into the bathroom before your s/o wakes up to fix your hair. This is an endless cycle until you get comfortable with each other. Good thing none of this is a worry when you’re single. When you’re single you can repeat outfits all you want and rock a ponytail so you can skip a hair wash… or five.
4. You have fun meeting new people, but you long for someone you’re comfortable with.
Going on first dates, encountering new characters, the raw chemistry, the compliments and laughs, the butterflies in your tummy is magnificient. But there are so many ways a first date can go horribly wrong. Awkward silence, stinky breath, bad sex. It’s times like this you wish you had a partner who knew your wants and desires.
5. You always have the time for plans, but you have to answer the dreaded “Are you seeing someone?”
The best part about being single is you’re always free to meet up for plans, from brunch dates to night outs. But with that comes a flurry of maddening questions – “Are you dating?” “Can I set you up with my friend?” “Did you hook up with someone?” No! Sometimes, you just want to be.