Top Ten Reasons to Stay Single

Staying single, or getting married. It's a choice some people make, but this list is of reasons to stay single.

The Top Ten

1 You get to make all the decisions yourself
2 More room in your home for yourself
3 More money to spend on yourself
4 You won't have to worry about divorce

Getting married is easy, getting divorced is a pain. And it's estimated that approximately 40-50 percent of first marriages and 60 of first marriages end in divorce. Why bother with marriage when there's a high chance that it won't last anyway?

5 No arguments
6 You can be selfish
7 You can't cheat and have it be really bad

Funnily enough there's an easily solution to this and that is not cheating. - ParasN2000

But if it were to happen, you'd have to deal with the consequences of it. - AriFan101

8 You won't have to waste money on the wedding
9 You can spend more time with friends

This is one of the best reasons to stay single. As you devote more time to your partner/spouse, you'll be spending less and less time with friends. Friendship is also an important relationship and hanging out with your pals is always fun.

I'd rather have my good friends than a tough relationship. - Userguy44

10 It can be safer in terms of house robbery

If someone robs your house, as much couldn't be stolen, knowing you live on your own. - AriFan101

The Newcomers

? You have more freedom

The Contenders

11 No jealousy issues

When you're single, you never have to worry about a partner/spouse always getting angry, jealous and insecure every time you talk to the opposite sex. This is one of the biggest benefits of singularity.

12 You're less stressed

When you're married or in a relationship, disagreements and fights are on another level. And sometimes these arguments are so stressful that they actually cause us more damage than we think. Being single reduces this stress.

13 Many relationships don't last

Relationships and marriages come as go all the time. You'll probably go through multiple partners throughout your life.

14 You don't have to change your habits

You don't have to change your disgusting habits or deal with someone else's.

15 You don't have to answer to anyone

You can come and go as you please, and there's no partner that always has to know where you're going, what you're doing, who you're spending time with, what time you're coming home, etc. And you don't have any jealousy or suspicion to deal with either.

16 No second family

You already have your own nagging parents to deal with. Why take on someone else's?

17 You don't have to share anything

You can have everything all to yourself. Bed, food, etc.

18 Better chance of getting hired

Single men and women are more likely to find work than married couples.

19 It's isolating

Marriage can be isolating. When you're married you can no longer go out and do whatever you please. Your husband/wife is your family and social norms dictate that family comes first. You are allowed some friends and free time, but only when it's convenient.

20 Singularity doesn't mean loneliness

Your life is all about you. You can selfishly indulge in whatever activities you want. Your resources and efforts are invested in you. Being single does not mean solitude or emptiness. You can find friendship, community and political solidarity. In fact, with no man/woman in your life, there can be so much more of these things.

21 No broken heart

You'll never have to worry about a partner/spouse cheating on you or leaving you for someone else. No relationship means no heart break.

22 You can sleep with whoever you want to

Not saying you should sleep around but if you do, it won't be cheating because you're not in any committed relationship with someone.

23 Some relationships are toxic

Some people end up marrying someone who is abusive, mean, possessive and jealous. That person may even keep a close eye on them even if they're the one sleeping around and cheating. Why be stuck in an abusive relationship/marriage when you can be free and happy?

24 Marriage can put friendships at risk

Many people sense strains in their friendships after they get married. People tend to lose at least one close friend after getting married, as a husband/wife fills that role. When someone spends every waking hour with their spouse, that can lead to neglecting the other people in their life.

25 Marriage can lead to the habit of relying on one individual for every need

Many married couples make the mistake of turning their spouse into a "sex and everything partner". They look to them for all sources of contentment such as companionship, intimacy, caring, friendship, advice, the sharing of tasks and finances of household and family, and just about everything else. This creates an unrealistic "cultural fantasy" that ultimately results in disappointment and unhappiness.

26 Marriage benefits men not women

Studies show that men benefit from marriage through an increase to their health, wealth and happiness. However, married women are no better off than unmarried women. Wives are expected to treat their husbands like incompetent children in domestic matters - to behave like their mothers, ensuring that they are fed, washed, well-dressed, and that their things are organized. Despite supposed gains in marriage equality, studies show that even when both partners are employed, women still do the bulk of the housework and childcare. This, men are freed up to maintain a healthy social life. The social life of women, however, takes a sharp turn after marriage.

27 You don't have to worry about being cheated on

There are too many people that can't be trusted. They'll cheat repeatedly and lie about it all the time.

28 You might not know who you want to be with

There will probably be several people competing for you and you may find yourself liking two or more people. Even if you choose one, you may find yourself liking someone else, which could cause you to cheat on your partner/spouse or leave them for somebody else. If you can't decide who you really want to be with you should stay single.

29 You don't have to go to events
30 Less financial problems
31 You may not love yourself yet

You can't truly love someone else until you've learned to love yourself. If you're still working on your self-esteem, you should hold off on marriage or romantic relationship.

32 You may not be happy yet
33 You have peace and quiet
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