8 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Being Single In Your 20s
Being single is an opportunity.
Being single is the bees freakin’ knees. There’s no one on your back, you get the whole bed to yourself and you can legit hop on a plane to Bali at a moment’s notice.
Most of us aren’t single forever, and are most likely doomed to a long-term relationship at some point or another. Before that happens, you need to make the most of this time.
Here’s how to do it:
#1 Travel A Lot
If you’re single in your early 20s and you’re not stamping your passport like crazy, you’re doing single life wrong. Sorry, but it’s true.
Save up all the dollars you can and book plane ticket after plane ticket to strange and unknown places. The travel bug is a thing, and there’s only one cure for it.
#2 Get Insanely Close To Your Friends
Fire up that group chat and organise as much time with your MVPs as possible. We’re talking movie marathons, long beach days, sleepovers and countless boxes of pizza shapes.
It’s more than likely you’ll start to drift away from your friends throughout your 20s. Build the strong foundations of friendship with them now so they’ll stick by you no matter what (breakups down the line included).
#3 Date Lots Of Different People
This one’s a must. Dating out of your comfort zone will do wonders for how you approach single life. Don’t just swipe to the same old good-looking person you always do, try and speak to other people. You never know who could be your type.
#4 Spend Heaps Of Time With Your Fam
OK, so if you were like every adolescent ever (and you probably were) you no doubt hated your family through your teens. Now in your late teens and early 20s, you appreciate them but you’re too busy to pay them any attention anyway.
But your mum and dad love you and want to get some of your precious time. Make your mum’s day by setting up a regular lunch date. Tell dad you want to hear all of his old rugby stories. Call your grandma to see what’s up. Their excitement will be so, so worth it.
#5 Figure Out Your Spirituality
If you already have a religion or sense of spirituality, you won’t need to find one. But having some sort of spiritual guidance is a key part of finding yourself.
You don’t have to commit to a structured religion, or some sort of weird cult. Heck, you could discover you’re a full blown athiest and start delving into science. Have a look at what’s out there and figure out why you reckon the world turns.
#6 Start A Fuck Off Fund
Coined by the writer Paulette Perhach, a Fuck Off Fund refers to the fund you build to give yourself total financial freedom. Perhach’s story is about a female escaping an abusive relationship and an terrible boss but the message applies to so many situations: have enough money to fuck off, and you’ll never be trapped.
#7 Get Heaps Of Crazy Haircuts
Getting a really ridiculous haircut is something you can only do when you’re young and feeling down for anything. I mean, of course you can get as many haircuts as you want when you’re older or in a relationship, it’s just a little less easy to get away with. Go red like you’ve always wanted! Get that fringe! Shave half of it off! Do the craziest you can imagine.
#8 Be OK With Breaking Things Off
Breaking up with someone is never easy and there’s no right way to do it. But there’s a billion wrong ways to do it. Like sending a text or completing ghosting so you don’t have to actually confront the person.
Learning how to break off a fling or relationship with someone is good practice and it’ll give you very good karma down the line.