| 03.19.2018

The perks of being a single lady


Though to some not having a significant other on Valentine’s Day can be a drag, many single women look at the perks and opportunities of single life, from more time to spend with friends to having more independence. Here’s what a few single women from the University of Idaho had to say about the positives of the single lifestyle they find so appealing.“There is a lot more freedom to do any action that you want without having to account for someone else’s feelings. You can also get to know people who are outside of your social group that you would normally not hang out with. There is a lot of independence, which is nice to have,” UI senior Ellen Kassik said.
One of the perks of being a single lady is that you don’t have to be defined by someone else and their friends.
“You can put too much pressure on yourself to try and include your boyfriend in every social activity you do,” UI freshman Lesley Perez said. “It can get really draining at times, but when you’re single you don’t have to worry about that. There is also so much more time for yourself and the hobbies that you want to pursue.”
Relationships take a lot of time, and not everyone has this kind of time.
Freshman Jessica Spraktes said being single can be great because you don’t have to worry about upsetting someone other than yourself if you don’t have time to hang out.
“When you’re single you don’t have to feel guilty about not bringing your boyfriend along,” she said.
The main reason Mary Ortman enjoys being single is because she is able to find more time for herself.
“It’s also kind of nice to do some shameless flirting with some crushes now and then that you can’t do when you’re in a relationship. If you have a boyfriend, that’s more stuff that you have to do and places you have to go, and dates take time,” Ortman said.
Ryan Tarinelli can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

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