Benefits of Being Perpetually Alone
Okay, so you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that you are probably going to be perpetually alone. Maybe you struck out for the forty-ninth time asking someone out. Or maybe you were with someone and you got tired of their continual cheating. Or maybe it’s just that you can count the number of dates you’ve had on your thumbs, and you don’t even need them if you eliminate blind dates. Well, it’s not all a quagmire of depressing loneliness. There are actually a lot of benefits to being perpetually alone.
First of all, you save money. Assuming you are not a cheap skate, you can spend somewhere between $1000 to $2000 on dates a month. That makes $24,000 a year, not even factoring in holidays. For some people, that is a marginally acceptable annual salary… Oops, the cost of living just went up, it isn’t anymore. Still, it is a huge chunk of money that can be spent on other things like your family, or your hobbies.
I mentioned holidays briefly, but being perpetually alone has a lot of holiday benefits. First of all, you are spared the grief of having to find just the right gift. No longer will you have to worry about whether or not she will like the pendant you bought her or whether she will only wear it “on special occasions” (or worse, exchange it for something else). The number of greeting cards drops considerably when you don’t have to buy for her birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day alone is enough to make being perpetually alone desirable. The only candy you will have to buy is for yourself, so you don’t have to bother with those hideous Neko hearts (calling them candy is almost criminal). And you won’t have to worry about being gouged at the florist because you won’t be buying roses for anyone.
You also don’t have to justify your hobbies to anyone when you’re perpetually alone. If you want to collect comics, toys, trading cards, heck if you want to collect Band-Aids, knock yourself out. You do not have to worry about anyone judging you. And if anyone does, who cares? They are not your significant other, so they’re opinion really doesn’t matter for a hill of beans. You can even collect hills of beans if that’s what you fancy.
You will also find out that interactions with the opposite sex will become easier as well. After all, when you are perpetually alone, you work under one basic belief when dealing with other people, “She would have nothing to do with me.” Being perpetually alone makes it easier to convince yourself that there is not possibility of emotional or sexual attraction, and once you do that, interacting with the opposite sex becomes a piece of cake.
So, embrace being alone. There are a lot more benefits to it than many people will let you believe.