The 50 best things about being single

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By -iVillage

Why is it that your best friend could be in the relationship from hell, your cousin could be in a monotonous and uneventful marriage, but people still feel sorry for you for being single? Is something wrong here? Single life can be the most exciting time of your life. If you're not convinced yet, check out why these iVillagers are single and loving life.

1. "You can do whatever you darn well please."—ilanadonna

2. "Shave your legs and the razor is never dull from his face."—kkj199

3. "Not only is your razor not dull, who needs to shave at all now?"—sfgirl

4. "You can leave bra and other unmentionables in view."—kkj199

5. "You can slump around the house in any old thing."—sfgirl

6. "You don't having to think about birth control, calendars or ovulation. Aunt Flo can visit whenever she likes."—glamourgirl

7. "You can go out and flirt as much as your heart desires, without a worry in the world."—ilanadonna

8. "The toilet seat issue—need I say more?"—kkj199

9. "Free drinks at bars! Men seem to know when you're single and tend to be very generous."—sfgirl

10. "You can have male friends without having to defend yourself and explain that nothing else is going on."—tam1021

11. "You can finally see all the good videos—the romantic, cheesy films."—ilanadonna

12. "No one grossing out over Tampax wrappers being anywhere in the house."—sfgirl

13. "You don't have to wear G-string panties unless you want to wear them."—kkj199

14. "You can have sexual gratification at any time, not just when the sports games are over."—kkj199

15. "You don't have to deal with anyone's grumpy, moody personalities."—sfgirl

16. "You can get the juice/cheese/toilet paper/videos/CDs/take-out that you want."—tam1021

17. "You can spend as much time as you want with your family and nobody's lip will drag the ground."—cskgirl

18. "There is no one putting you on a tiny pedestal that you can fall off of at any moment, unless you are focusing on your balance all day long."—sfgirl

19. "You don't have to stroke the fragile male ego, and other things."—glamourgirl

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20. "No needless exposure to foulness, burping, gas and so on."—lctostig

21. "Never worry if the milk carton had been directly drunken out of."—kkj199

22. "You are free at a party or bar to talk to who you please, and you don't always have to turn to and say 'Hon, let's go over and talk to so and so.'"—sfgirl

23. "You can watch Oprah, Rosie, figure skating, and cooking/decorating shows without having to defend yourself."—glamourgirll

24. "You can buy what you want at the grocery store. So what if you want to have spaghetti four nights in a row?"—sfgirl

25. "You can talk to your girlfriends for hours on the phone without getting dirty, exasperated looks."—glamourgirl

26. "No 'buddies' coming over for 'a couple of beers' then staying and commenting on Pamela Anderson all night (like any of them have a chance)."—kkj199

27. "No more checking with someone to see if 'it's okay' to tell someone yes or no to an invitation. You can accept on the spot."—sfgirl

28. "You don't have to do laundry because he has no clean socks."—tam102

29. "You can fill the fridge with fresh fruit and veggies, bottled water, one-percent milk and applesauce instead of cold cuts, beer and Velveeta."—glamourgirl

30. "No more Cinemax, American Flyers, Steven Seagal or Jackie Chan. You are free to watch Emeril and Ming Tsai three times a day if you want."—cskgirl

31. "You no longer have to reassure him that he does indeed look like Bruce Willis."—cskgirl

32. "You can be happy with who you are, not who he wants you to be."—ud98alh

33. "Your dryer is no longer a fifth dresser drawer."—cskgirl

34. "If you are depressed or mad at the world for a few minutes, you don't have to worry about having your 'outlook on life' analyzed."—cskgirl

35. "You can buy something for yourself (a new dress, CD, shoes, or whatever) without being asked, 'What do you need that for?'"—tam1021

36. "You can eat garlic or onions without a second thought about breath mints."—ud98alh

37. "You don't have to give yourself lame excuses for not devoting time to yourself."—cskgirl

38. "No one is going to get insulted when you spend the day at the beach checking out the lifeguards."—dorothyt99

39. "You can have eight hours of undisturbed sleep with the covers all to yourself."—glamourgirl

40. "You can go to bed in flannel and plaid rather than Frederick's and Victoria."—ud98alh

41. "The TV Guide crossword puzzle is YOURS, ALL YOURS."—kkj199

42. "If you tidy up your apartment, it will STAY neat until YOU mess it up again!"—glamourgirl

43. "You can spend your paycheck on what you want."—ud98alh

44. "Your friends can sleep over and no sleazy 'Can I join in?' comments are made."—kkj199

45. "You don't have to worry if he will or won't call."—kimberly71

46. "No more arguments about things you can't explain."—ilanadonna

47. "You can have a clean bathroom with the toilet seat where you want it."—ud98alh

48. "Not only are your dinners free when you go out on those first dates, but they take you out to nice places."—lctostig

49. "No snoring!"—ud98alh

50. "The best reason for being single is: Vibrators don't talk back, you can turn them off and on, and they don't stop until they are through serving their purpose."—lctostig

A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.