7 Ways to Actually Enjoy the Single Life ...

Most people believe that being in a relationship is ideal, but there are ways to enjoy the single life. Sure, it's awesome to have a partner that understands you, texts you, and loves you, but you have friends in your life that do all of those things. You don't need a boyfriend or girlfriend in order for your happiness to peak. If you're struggling with your independence, here are a few ways to enjoy the single life:

1. Do Something Productive

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Spending twelve hours a day sleeping sounds like fun, but it's not going to make you happy in the long run. One of the ways to enjoy the single life is by getting up and doing something. Whether you want to travel, go to concerts, or paint landscapes, you should do so! When you're at a party, you won't be able to brag about how much sleep you've been getting, but you can always show them snapshots of the things you've done and the places you've been.

2. Surround Yourself with Friends

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When you're in a relationship, your friend time gets cut back. That means that once you're single, you need to take advantage of all of the free time you have. Catch up with friends that you haven't seen in forever, and party it up. Of course, partying doesn't have to consist of heading to the bar. It can just be you and a few friends sitting in front of the computer watching YouTube.

3. Advance Your Career

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If you have a job that you love, then you'll have a blast spending more time focusing on it. If you're stuck somewhere that you hate, then now is the time to change that. Go out and land your dream job so that your future is something to look forward to.

4. Forget Others' Opinions

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If you're embarrassed over being the only girl in your family or group of friends without a mate, you have to realize that your situation is different than theirs. Everyone finds the right person at different points in their life. If people judge you for being single, then too bad. Your life is none of their business, anyway.

5. Flirt with Gorgeous Guys and Gals

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You can enjoy being single while enjoying the company of boys. You don't have to enter a relationship with any of them, but you can tell them how hot they look. Don't lead them on, but don't be afraid to have a little fun either. That's what life is all about.

6. Shop for Yourself

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When you're in a relationship, you want to please your partner. You shouldn't change yourself for him, but if you know he loves what you look like in shorts, you'll probably wear them more often. Now that you're single, you don't have to worry about making anyone else happy. You can wear exactly what you want when you want.

7. You're All You Need

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People are going to enter and leave your life for as long as you live. You have to remember that you've survived with and without these people, and although you love them, you don't need them. All you need is yourself, honey.

You don't need a relationship in order to live the good life. Stop sitting around, and get out there and have fun! What's your favorite part about being single?

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