When you look around at your loved-up friends, it's easy to feel like the last single standing. Don't let that upset you! These are just five of the reasons to enjoy being the single friend.
1. You Never Know What Will Happen on a Night Out
Your coupled-up friends know they'll probably enjoy a night out as planned, then return to their regular lives. If there are any spontaneous changes to the itinerary, they'll need to check in with their partner before joining in the fun.
Not you, who might just meet that good-looking stranger your online psychic told you about. Best of all, you're free to flirt up a storm and discover whether it could go anywhere. That connection you feel might turn out to be “the one” or it might not, but finding out is all part of the fun.
2. You'll Maintain Your Own Identity
After hanging around one another for a while, the members of couples stop being seen as one person and start being viewed as a single two-person unit. As individuals, they lose that certain something that sets each of them apart. You don't have to worry about that kind of identity loss for now, so enjoy being seen as your own person while you can!
3. You Can Plan Weddings Without Spending Money
Everyone loves wedding planning — until the bills roll in. Being the single friend gives you the best of both worlds. You'll be the natural choice to become chief wedding planner, because everyone knows your free time isn't taken up with a significant other. This gives you the opportunity to put into practice all your rom-com fantasies without forking out a cent. It's a win-win!
4. You're Always in Demand for Social Occasions
Don't worry about your couple friends forgetting about you as they get wrapped up in their grand romances. All that free time on your hands will make you hot social property. When your friends inevitably want time away from couples or some company on short notice, you can bet your number is the first they'll call.
5. You'll Become a Relationship Expert
While your coupled-up friends are having endless dramas in their relationships, you're learning about them every time you volunteer your shoulders for crying or your sympathetic ears for listening. Best of all, you're becoming a relationships expert without any of the stress your friends are experiencing. By the time the Mr. or Miss Wonderful you learned about in a love tarot reading shows up, you're bound to know exactly what to do, and what not to do, to give your relationship the best chance of success.
Don't bemoan your single status. Embrace it! These are just some of the great perks of being the single friend.