1. The art of going to a party alone. Going to a party by yourself can be really scary, but once you’ve mastered the art and blossomed into the social butterfly you were born to be, you realize you’re totally capable of making new friends without anyone by your side.
3. You learn the value of friendship. People in relationships have friends, but when you’re single, you have way more time to cultivate deep friendships. The beauty of friendship is that it allows you to form emotional bonds that aren’t as painful and don’t require as much commitment of a relationship. (Plus you can have tons of friends at once and usually you only have one boyfriend at a time.) Basically, friends are the shit, and having tons of friends when you’re single is the shit.
4. You get to focus solely on yourself. Having time to obsess over who you are and who you want to be is so important. When you’re single, you have the opportunity to make decisions based on your own desires. Figuring out exactly what those desires are and why you have them helps you grow so much as a person. Plus, you never have to feel guilty about putting yourself first.
5. You learn there’s more to life than dating. General consensus seems to be that life is more meaningful when you have a partner to share it with. Don’t get me wrong, relationships are an extremely dope and important part of life. But having a boyfriend or a husband doesn’t have to be the thing that gives your life meaning. And learning that you can be happy without that is the first step to discovering all the things that do give your life meaning.