Let’s be honest for a moment… relationships have their upsides, but mostly there’s a LOT of unnecessary stuff we put up with – stuff that nobody really should have to deal with, but we do because, well, sex. And sure, the cuddles and the smiles and what not, but, ultimately, doesn’t it all go back to the sex?

And let’s be honest for another moment: s^x is NOT something we need a relationship to get. In fact, its not even super complicated for a single person to find a hookup these days…just look on Tinder.

So today we’re going to take a look at some reasons being single is fantastic. Perhaps the best thing ever.

13. Your Netflix is Your Netflix

No waiting to catch up on that series together. No screwing with your viewing algorithm. Yeah, you can create separate users, but nobody does. Your Netflix belongs entirely and solely to you.

12. Diagonal Sleeping

The bed is all yours, and you can sleep on it however you damn well please. True story, there are a lot of couples who sleep in separate beds anyway, so if you’re in a relationship and you want to try separate sleeping, you’re definitely not alone.

11. Eat Wherever You Want and Whenever You Want

Feel like Mexican food tonight? Great! Go have that. And you’ll never get into that conversation where somebody doesn’t know what they want to eat, but they know what they don’t want to eat. Because that is a fresh hell we’ve all experienced and never want to again.

10. No. More. Crazy. Families.

No creepy uncles. No overbearing mothers. No politically inappropriate dads. They’re all gone – at least, all the ones that don’t belong to you.

Ahhhh, doesn’t that feel good?

9. Remember Your Friends and Family? Now You Do!

Being single means that you can actually spend time with the people who will always be there for you. Use that single time to strengthen the f*ck out of those relationships, because you need them far more than you need an SO.

8. Holidays = Vacation

No more driving in a car 14 hours to the suburbs outside of Cleveland to stay in a childhood bedroom that smells like old dolls and broken dreams. Not at all like your childhood bedroom, which smells like awesome memories…

You can go anywhere you damn well choose during the holiday season, so do it!

7. Anxiety Be Gone!

Worrying about what someone else is thinking and doing is f*cking exhausting. And then there’s where you are in your relationship. Are things cool? Are they just okay?

You don’t have worry about any of that sh^t anymore. So take that sigh of relief. You’ve earned it.

6. Take It To The Bank

No more dinners or movies that you didn’t want to spend money on in the first place. The less you spend on somebody else, the more you can save or spend on you. And it adds up quickly.

That’s just math, folks.

5. No Permission Needed

Your schedule is your own, and you don’t need to juggle it around another person’s life.

Maybe you want to watch TV tonight. Maybe you want to go play trivia with your friends. Maybe you want to go on that mountain bike ride.

Whatever it is you want to do, you determine the when, where and how much.

4. The Decor Is Yours

Did your SO have some weird toy collection they had to put up in a very visible place that absolutely horrified you?

Well, yeah, that’s not happening anymore. Because you’re single, and you’re not weird like that!

3. Also, the Radio Is Yours

Driving in the car has never felt freer now that you can tune in to whatever the f*ck you want.

Sing it loud and sing it proud. Because you chose it. Naturally.

2. No Need to Clean For Two

Things used to get dirtier twice as fast. No longer.

Now you’re responsible for only the messes you make. So yeah, you don’t have to treat another adult like a child. Which is, ya know, a nice thing.

1. You. You. You.

Spend time with you! Focus on you! Do whatever the f*ck you want.

Listen, ultimately we’re all we’ve got in this world. So if we’re not good with ourselves, we’re not going to be good with somebody else. And being alone is not a bad thing at all.

And if you want to find somebody to be with, well, focus on yourself and get that train humming along the tracks smoothly. If you do, odds are that you’ll meet somebody moving just as smoothly who you can ride or die with.

Btw, we know you can read a lot of stories these days, so we’re really thankful you chose Humans of Tumblr.

I guess what I’m saying is… you rock!