Why Being Single In College Is Okay
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Why Being Single In College Is Okay

"...It's okay to be proud to be a third wheel with all your friends that have great boyfriends, go on random dates, be independent, and just be happy being single as a Pringle!"

Why Being Single In College Is Okay
Alisia Saucedo

College is that special, frustrating, hectic, awesome time in your life when everything is a mess, but you're still somehow super happy. College is a confusing time. You're figuring out who you are and what your next step will be into adulthood. It's also the time everyone likes to think when they will find their soul mate. I agree being in a relationship can be great with the right person, but sometimes just being single, especially in college can be one of the best things for a person.

Now I may sound like the sad college girl who's single and is just trying to comfort herself because she's single, but it's not like that. Being in a relationship is great, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't be single for at least one semester or more in your entire college years. Why, you ask? Well for many reasons! One being college is hard enough and you should give yourself time to test the waters without stressing out about what your significant other is up to. See what you can handle and when you know you can handle another person being in your life the right person will eventually come along.

Not only is college a stressful time, but it is also the time you become yourself. In high schools you're worried about what's "trendy" and what everyone else is doing and in college you could care less. It's important to be boyfriend-less through your care free phase because you get to know yourself you become aware of the things that you genuinely do and don't like.

One of the more social reasons for being single in college is obviously the freedom of doing your own thing on the weekends. Want to go to a party? Go for it! Want to stay in and binge watch Netflix? Go for it! Sometimes with a boyfriend it's a little more complicated because one of you wants to stay in, but the other would rather go out with friends. Not to say that there are some couple out there that still manage to keep their social life, but in college it's just best to really experience a college night without worrying about arguing with your significant other after a night out!

Even though being single is fun going on s few dates isn't a bad thing! One of the perks of being single is you get to go out on dates and really figure out what you want in a significant other. Didn't like the guy that didn't laugh at any of your jokes?! No problem, you have no obligations to stick around! Not feeling like you're tied down is one of the benefits of being single in college, but when you find the guy that doesn't make you feel like you're tied down you know you've found the one!

Being single in college has so many perks mainly being you just get to have fun and learn to love yourself and be happy being 100% independent. Don't mistake this and think I'm saying go break up with your awesome boyfriend/girlfriend of 3 years! I am simply saying that even though it seems like everyone is getting married and finding their soul mate in college, It's okay to be proud to be a third wheel with all your friends that have great boyfriends, go on random dates, be independent, and just be happy being single as a Pringle! It's okay to be single throughout your college years because then you'll leave no page unturned and when you're ready the right person will come along.

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