Are you flying solo this summer? Whether you like it or night, there are a bunch of great reasons to stay single this summer. Here are a few of our favorites:
You don’t have any extra body heat in your bed.
I mean, have you ever tried cuddling in the humid months? No thank you! Give me my air conditioner and a nice soft sheet, please. Hot, sweaty cuddles are not really for me.
There are tons of fun “first date” options.
You could go skydiving, hiking, or even swimming in the ocean (if you live close enough to one). Sure, you could do these things with a long-term girlfriend, too, but they don’t have the same excitement once you’ve reached peak comfort zone…
There are tons of options to meet new people.
People are more inclined to spend their time out in public when the weather is warmer – as long as it’s not super hot and miserable. Then they just stay inside and check all the dating apps for someone who wants to go swimming or skydiving together.
People look more attractive in the summertime.
The combination of the sun’s rays and the wonderful effects they have on our mood means that everyone is going to look hot, fun, and just a bit more toned than they were the rest of the year. Just make sure you’re using proper sun protection – too much sun exposure can cause serious damage.
You’ll have more time to spend with your friends.
I know, I know – hanging with your girlfriend is great. But if you’re spending all your time wrapped around the person you’re sleeping with, you’re probably neglecting your friends – take some time to work on your friendships, too!
You have more time to be alone, too.
Maybe not everyone is as into alone time as I am, but when you’re single, you have more time to be your own person and work on your own stuff. Take advantage of it!
You don’t have to explain anything to anyone.
We all know the best relationships don’t require you to check in with anyone – but the truth is, most relationships require just a little bit of explanation to keep things clear. When you’re single, you don’t have to think of a reason why you were in a selfie with some hot chicks at that beach party. You just live your own life, without worrying about how it affects your girlfriend.
You can travel without an anchor.
For those who enjoy traveling, having a road trip co-pilot can be great… But only if your co-pilot has the same interests as you. Traveling by yourself removes any of the complications that come along with it, without having to worry about how you’ll keep a long distance relationship together.
You’re free to pursue a summer fling or two.
Have you ever wanted to have that crazy, lawless romance that only seems to happen during those warm summer nights? You can’t chase that type of romance when you’re in a relationship – so use your singledom as an excuse to check this one off your bucket list.
Do you have any reasons to add? Are you spending this summer single? Drop us a comment below and let us know!