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Why Staying Single In Your 20s Can Be a Very Good Thing

By on July 12, 2013

Does your grandma keep asking if you’ve met a nice boy (or girl) yet? Every romantic comedy you see probably reinforces the idea that you’re going to die old, alone, and surrounded by a herd of cats if you don’t snag a date – no, a spouse – right now. Stop.

Close down your OKCupid app and step away from the phone. Now is not the time. If you’re in your 20s and thinking about settling down with the One, and living happily ever after, read this before you say “yes” to that proposal.

Fewer Commitments and More Freedom

There’s a reason that spouses have historically been referred to as “the old ball and chain.” Okay, maybe that’s an overstatement, and certainly not all relationships are like that, but it is important to recognize the fact that single people have more freedom than people in relationships. When you’re single, you only have to worry about one person: you. That means you can do what you want, where you want, when you want, and how you want.

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  • fess-it

    All this “freedom” is all well and good, until you need help. Moreover, having a GOOD committed relationship allows both to grow. Growth is difficult alone. People are not subjective about themselves. In a good committed relationship, each can be committed to calling each other out on unresolved issue. On the other hand, one might argue that friends could do the same. However, friend don’t have as much at stake as one’s committed partner. The greater the stake, the greater the prize!

  • 1stworlder

    Yea lets pretend that women are barred from high level placements due to having kids and not to taking time off. Its the end of the day and you say” Hey we need someone to fly down to Miami for a week”, big surprise, career man volunteers and all the mommys where not even there to hear it since they left early for a ball game.
    A relative in sales told me about how the biggest sale of the year was coming up and a coworker was on maternity leave. I asked if she planed it to skip out, and he said he makes more in a week(commission) during it than he does in an entire slow month.