There’s a poem by Shel Silverstein that oddly reminds me of being single. It goes like this:

“I asked the Zebra,
are you black with white stripes?
Or white with black stripes?
And the zebra asked me,
Are you good with bad habits?
Or are you bad with good habits?
Are you noisy with quiet times?
Or are you quiet with noisy times?

It goes on a bit from there, but you get the point. And that’s a poem that I think about often when it comes to relationships. Like, am I a single guy who’s occasionally with people, or am I a coupled guy who’s sometimes single? It may seem trivial, but how you think of yourself in that regard matters, I think.

Because some guys really love their default state being single, and they have their reasons, as these anonymous contributions will attest.

10. Better shape

You need to be like me and be out of shape no matter your status. It’s called consistency, bro.

Source: Whisper

9. No worries

You gotta figure out who you are first.

Source: Whisper

8. Freedom

Hey, sorry fam, but this is none of your business.

Source: Whisper

7. The holiday season

I’m just gonna nog by myself, thank you very much.

Source: Whisper

6. No commitment

You can’t tame this wild stallion.

Source: Whisper

5. Obligation to bulls**t

I feel like I should title my autobiography that.

Source: Whisper

4. Other people’s families

Isn’t having to deal with one family more than enough?

Source: Whisper

3. What do you want?

Too slow, doesn’t matter, we’re doing tacos again.

Source: Whisper

2. Go explore

Sorry you never got to do that before.

Source: Whisper

1. Wait, what?

Yikes, my guy.

Source: Whisper

Ok, so not all of those are winners.

What do you think is the best or worst part of being single?

Give us your opinion in the comments.