While many peers are fretting over Valentine’s Day plans, we single folks can lay back and appreciate the lack of pressure to be romantic.
There are many other advantages to being single. Here are some wise examples from famous names who were forever single.
1. You can spend more time with your family.
“Girls always thought it was weird that we wanted to hang out with each other more than them. After we spent Valentine’s Day building planes together instead of going on a date, they dumped us. We never went back. We don’t need wives to be Mr. Wrights.”
– Orville and Wilbur Wright
2. You don’t have to pretend to like stupid gifts.
“When I had a boyfriend, he’d buy me freaking teddy bears and crap. After I got rid of him, I treated myself and got what he never gave me: blood donations.”
– Clara Barton
3. You can get stuff done.
“Boys always wanted to take me to movies or fancy restaurants or a cruise – never to the voting booth, though. I always declined and opted to do productive things like abolishing slavery. I regret nothing.”
Susan B. Anthony
4. You can focus on the real issues.
“Girlfriends always wanted me to write a love story dedicated to them, but I refused, instead tackling the plight of ugly birds and naked emperors.”
– Hans Christian Anderson
5. You don’t have to share.
“Are you even kidding me? I wasn’t about to share my country with some dude. Besides, after watching my dad’s marriages, I was like ‘no thank you,'”
– Queen Elizabeth I
6. Your hands feel a normal amount of clamminess.
“My significant other made us hold hands constantly. My hands got sweaty and felt like slimy worm guts. Thank god that’s over.”
– Jane Austen
7. Hygiene is not as important.
“I knew the ladies would be repulsed by my itchy hair, flaky skin, and hella nasty body odor. I didn’t need that criticism, ya know? Gravity keeps my ego down low enough.”
– Sir Isaac Newton
8. You can flirt with whoever you want without consequence.
“I’m not gonna lie – I’m a naturally flirty fellow. I got tired of being accused of fidelity just because I’m charismatic. When I’m single, I can give finger guns and Facebook pokes whenever and to whoever I want.”
If you disagree or think of more advantages, comment below!