This is relevant.
Gloria Mak, Howl Staff
This is a totally valid sentiment. But do you? Really? Around this time of year, a lot of unattached guys feel vulnerable because they don’t have that special man around to send them flowers or make them feel special. Stop feeling vulnerable, because the grass only seems greener on the other side! And you know what? There are some pretty great perks about being single!
2. I just have really high standards.
The saying holds true: why settle for something you’re not going to be happy with? Desperation is not a good look for any hunk! Also, it is a lot better being single than being stuck in a bad relationship. At the same time, you should assess whether or not you’re being unrealistic with your expectations or being too picky. If you’re waiting for Ricky Martin to pick you up and sweep you off your feet then you might be living la vida loca!
3. To the bar!
When you’re in a relationship, you won’t be able to go to the bar and chat up random guys or flirt outrageously with a stranger. And the thrill of getting to know that nobody? Once you’re attached you’re going to get over that pretty quickly. And c’mon, remember how great it is to get compliments from all those guys when you’re a little tipsy?
4. Guys just don’t get how great I am.
Well then get off your ass and get your awesome personality out and about!
5. It’s just another commercialized holiday.
And you know what’s great about it? It’s a COMMERCIALIZED OCCASION. That means there’s probably some Valentine’s Day deals going down at the Eaton Centre. So take advantage of those. Consider it self-love day!
The other great thing about being single is not having to share. You don’t have to share your bed, or your favourite ice cream or jar of Nutella. And if you want to pig out on stuff like that? Zero guilt.
7. I’m too busy for a guy anyway.
That’s probably true for a lot of university students. If you’re extremely grades-oriented (how could you not be? You go to U of T!), then time spent on dating or having a relationship could be seriously constricted.
Being single is a great time figure out who you are and who you want to date before being launched into a relationship.
8. I could get any guy I wanted to if I tried.
All I can say is: don’t doubt the power of that “come hither” look!