I’m single because I’m generally not very interested in romance. I haven’t really had a long-term, committed, serious relationship as an adult and I’m ok with that because I feel there’s so much more to life.
My family used to pressure me a lot, but over the years they’ve come to accept that I simply enjoy my own company. Many people in society still try to “shame” people like me who are above 25, single, and have had no serious relationships. But it’s all sticks and stones to me – I’m not too concerned about others’ opinions about what I do in my personal life. No, I don’t personally want to get married and don’t think it’s likely. And I’m ok with that.
In some ways I do see some drawbacks. If I’m sick, I have to take care of myself. I have to pay if I want someone to help with errands. But these kinds of “drawbacks” are more practical than about romance, happiness, or sentimental fulfillment.
There are so many benefits of beings single. No drama – and that’s my fave perk. Feelings are messy and conflict is inevitable in any relationship. Being single means I never have to worry about all that. I also have freedom. I can just go wherever I want, whenever I want, and do whatever I want without anyone fussing over why I’m out, or getting jealous and causing a fight. It’s really nice to not have to answer to anyone but myself.