For all the gripes some may have about being single, there are some pros to not being tied down.
You have more time to yourself, you’re not beholden to anyone when figuring out what to do in your spare time, and you can eat whatever you want without going through the dreaded hour-long dance of figuring out what you feel like having.
But if there’s any motivation to take yourself off the market, it’s perhaps this little sobering fact: being single is probably costing you more money.
When you’ve got a partner, you’re probably content with staying in more often than not. But if you’re flying single, you’re having to go on more dates to find that special someone, which means having to spend more dosh on drinks, food, and entertainment. Even when you’re not on a date, you’re probably eating or drinking away those single blues anyway.
Then there’s all the prep work you’ve got to put in before even going on a date. Gym memberships, clothes shopping, hair and make-up, and health insurance (for when you injure yourself at the gym) all cost moolah. Health insurance in particular costs considerably more for singles than couples for some inexplicable reason.
But hey, that’s the price you pay (literally) in order to look and feel good.
The price of being single extends beyond all the dating related stuff. You’re likely paying more to rent a place as a single person compared to couples, who can just split the bill in half. Plus you’ll have to throw in things like finding roommates and a place that’s the ideal cost-to-distance ratio to suit your budget just to add extra stress to the whole being single thing.
It’s not just rent either as couples can just split their bills down the middle wheres singles have to bear the brunt of everything on their own.
As for buying a house, well if the chances of doing that are low when you’re a couple, they’re even lower when you’re going at it alone.
So for the sake of your bank balance, best go polish up that dating profile and find that special someone, companionship and happiness be damned.