Being single is a lifestyle, a luxurious one. You can throw away your damn phone (no late long night calls and WhatsApp last seen stamp can go to hell!), you can save lots of money, you can flirt with whoever you want (without any guilt), you can pursue your hobbies, invest time into what you like and eat what you want without sharing (who cares you are fat?).
I’m single and I know how good it feels to love yourself, take care of yourself and live life king-size. However, there is also a brutal truth of being single. Without a relationship, you will have a lot of time on your hands but you’ll also be forced to do all sorts of things to fill that long, lonely time. Yes, you will travel, go to wherever you want and do whatever you want. But, there’ll come the point when you’ll get a feeling –a weird feeling, where you can’t know if doing those things on your own, is freedom or loneliness.
There’ll be a time when you’ll want to experience your full independency, get into new things, travel to new places and enjoy life and at that time, committing to a relationship will be the last thing on your mind. However, there’ll also be a time when you’ll find yourself alone and wishing you had someone to be with. You’ll think of all the relationships that never worked and then you’ll start asking yourself why you are still single.
Was it my fault?
If you don’t want to go down that path, I suggest you start thinking of dating someone now. And, for all those who think nothing good ever comes from a relationship, here are some health benefits associated with dating.
You Are Happier
You cannot seek happiness as it is not an object and well, you can’t buy it either.
People, especially single ones, are always denying it but it’s a fact that when you are in a relationship, you are happy. Falling in love and being with that person you love can have a tremendous effect on your oxytocin level, according to several studies. And, in simple words, when you are in a healthy and supportive relationship, you start floating on the clouds of happiness.
It Can Prevent a Heart Attack
Did you know that without immediate treatment, a heart can attack can easily lead to death?
Luckily, people who are in love are protected from this life-threatening condition. And, no, this is not a bluff.
A research by the European Society of Cardiology showed how married couples or those in a relationship had fewer risks of having a heart attack than those who are single.
A few more studies revealed that the reason behind this weird fact comes from having a partner who can constantly encourage you to look after your health. Married women, for example, would plead and nag their husbands to go to the doctor.
No High Blood Pressure
This is the most common problem we see these days. About 30 % (or more) of adults today are hypertensive. As a matter of fact, high blood pressure is quite easy to control. But, when you are in a relationship, you don’t need to worry about such things.
When you are deeply in love, you are happier, more relaxed, more likely to engage in exercise or other activities that are beneficial to your health. According to Christopher Suhar, MD, a cardiologist, “One theory on why love is good for your health is because blood pressure responds usually to peace and calmness. So, when you are in love, you are calmer and more at peace, which means lower blood pressure.”