As Valentine’s Day approaches, couples start making plans, hotels and restaurants start decorating and vendors prepare for record sales. If you are single, you might actually feel depressed and alone this time of the year when everyone else seems to be all hyped up and in love. While most people actually start looking for someone special, I implore you to reconsider and think about staying single. If you don’t think that’s a good idea, read on!

Don’t have to adjust to annoying habits

While it all might seem bright and romantic on the first date, being with someone is actually about accepting the person with his/her positives and negatives. If you get into a relationship with someone, you are definitely going to have to put up with habits you find annoying. In such a case, even airing such thoughts can be quite a challenge, which leads to resentment. Being single means you don’t have to tolerate anyone other than yourself.

Don’t have to focus too much on appearance

Don’t be fooled by the first, second or even third date. In the start, both of you are going to be dressed up and looking the best you can, but that is not how either of you look on a daily basis. If you get into a relationship, you will need to focus a lot on your appearance because even if someone says they like the inner you, they don’t mean it literally.

No one to control you

Once the initial few dates are over, likes and dislikes come into the picture. You are going to have to adjust, even if just a little, to the other person’s preferences. Being single means there is no one to control you or tell you what you can and what you can’t do. You can choose to act how you want, go where you wish and when you like. You should seriously consider before giving up your personal freedom.

More time for friends and family

Let’s face it; no one likes a friend who doesn’t show up for a gathering just because he was engaged with his girl or boyfriend. The truth is, relationships often demand a lot of time and attention, which mostly come at the cost of friends and family. Being single means you can easily find time for yourself and your loved ones, without having to upset or ignore anyone at all.