1. You can take the time and find the right man.
One of our reasons for staying single is that you can afford to wait for your true soul mate to pop into the picture. You can take the time to casually wade through the barracuda-infested waters of the dating pool and set your hook for the prize catch.
In other words, by holding out for Mr. Right (instead of Mr. Always Right), you can avoid the mistake of a lifetime and marry for love- and not out of desperation.
It’s sad to say, but too many guys get hitched for the wrong reasons, like they’ve reached a certain age, all of their friends are getting married, and they haven’t been successful at dating and this woman is the first to show interest.
This reason for staying single allows you to take your time playing the dating game, and increase your odds of beating the divorce statistics.
2. You can focus on your career.
Our No. 2 reason for staying single is that you can enjoy the opportunity of building your career without draining the tons of energy a permanent relationship entails. You remain free to put in long hours, work on the weekends or do whatever else you have to do to be successful. This is especially true if you’re working in any kind of time-demanding field, such as medicine, law or entrepreneurship.
3. You can do what you want, when you want.
When you’re single, the world is your oyster. You can pick up and go anywhere you want, do anything you want, any time you want. No one is in the background nagging at you to do chores, go shopping, or “grow up.”
You’re absolutely free to hang out with your buddies, party until dawn and find plenty of time for your personal interests and hobbies. Best of all, you have the luxury of being all by yourself, if you feel like it.
4. You can build wealth.
By staying single, you’re not legally or financially obligated to anyone but yourself.
5. You can enjoy serenity.
Another reason for staying single is that being alone means peace and quiet. And, of course, no fights or breakups. As long as you keep her as a casual girlfriend and not a wife, if she gets too uppity you can simply walk away, free and clear.
6. You don’t have to compromise.
Being single means you don’t have to constantly find a “middle ground” — meaning, doing what she wants to do (whether you like it or not). This includes being forced to see war movies or suffer antique car fairs.
The Single Life: While marriage may provide certain benefits, when you choose to stay single, you’re keeping the door open for many more options and opportunities in your life. Your independence is something you should never surrender lightly, even if you think you’ve met the guy of your dreams.