Aaaaah, summer, the time of year when all single people are jumping up and down with excitement knowing they have months of fun ahead of them, while the attached wish they could escape their relationships for just a few short weeks.
From flirting outrageously at festivals to spending hours sipping mojitos in beer gardens, there are loads of reasons why being single in the summer is something to smile about.
Take a look at our top 8 reasons why being in a relationship is completely overrated...
1. Wow he's fit! I'm going to flirt like it's going out of fashion
The best thing about being single in summer? It's all the flirting of course! Hot weather = more cocktails = happier people = lowered inhibitions = amazing banter that can boost your confidence from a one to about one million. Woop woop.
2. Sleeping with a double bed all to yourself
Heatwaves do not mix well with radiator blokes who tangle their boiling hot limbs into your cool cotton sheets. Singledom means that you can spread out across the whole bed maximising heat-loss potential. And we all know sleep is good.
3. Become the queen of socialising
Not having to spend time with a significant other means you can hang out with every friend you've ever had. After-work drinks, weekend shopping trips, weekends away, music festivals - they're all ripe for the picking. You'll be queen bee in no time...
4. You don't have to feel guilty when...
You stagger in drunk on Pimms at 3am. When you lock eyes with Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome. When you forget to buy groceries. When you don't think about anyone but yourself. We could go on, but that would just be cruel to people in relationships.
5. No one cares how attractive you look
It's a thousand million degrees outside and you're eating a whole tub of Ben & Jerry's like you're digging a hole to China. You're undoubtedly covered in chocolate and have no make-up on...but NO ONE CARES. Rejoice in the freedom of it all.
6. You can watch 10 Things I Hate About You over and over and over again
You don't have to go and watch Pacific Rim! You can stay in and watch re-runs of Clueless, She's All That and Mean Girls in your pyjamas surrounded by magazines and ice-cream. No one can tell you to do anything you don't want to do. Sweet.
7. Girl's holidays don't need any explanations
That two week holiday to Magaluf with your bffs doesn't require any of the follow conversations; "What if another guy comes on to you?", "Will you call me?", "What are you going to do while I'm away?", "Do you not want to go away with me?", "How are you going to afford our week in romantic Italy?". Peaceful decision making.
8. You can be smug when things go horribly wrong for others
No, we're not suggesting you laugh in the face of someone's complete and utter misery. But when your friend's boyfriend turns out to be living a double life, or when your colleague's argued with her man about the dishes, you can smile smugly knowing you won't have to deal with that situation. The male ego will be completely banished from your life.
NB: We will be writing a '8 reasons why it sucks to be single' come November when the terror of another Christmas alone makes us want to weep. Stay tuned!
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