Being single has real advantages, and for many, these perks only improve as they get older.
Many people believe that to be happy, you have to be in a romantic relationship, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Despite what your family or friends might think, it’s possible to lead a full, vibrant life without settling down.
Everyone’s journey through life looks different and having a single relationship status doesn’t make yours any less valuable.
So whether you’re single due to divorce, bereavement, or choice, know that you still have a bright future ahead of you.
Here are some amazing perks of being single after 50.
Rom-coms tell us that true happiness occurs when you walk down the aisle. However, life doesn’t always work that way.
While marriage and a family works for some, for others, it doesn’t. Maintaining a healthy marriage takes commitment, and if it’s not what you want, there’s nothing wrong with that.
Studies show that people who prioritize their happiness over giving in to societal norms seem to live a better life. So if you’re single by choice, feel proud that you didn’t give into relationship anxiety and enter a marriage to please others.
Think about it: You’re free to put yourself first, spend your money however you want, and make adventurous last minute decisions. Sounds pretty idyllic, right?
We often see older folk who aren’t married depicted as spinsters or their lives as sad and lonely. However, more often than not, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.
When we’re in a relationship, we tend to stick by our partner for a lot of our time. We stay in more and we forget about our friends, sometimes without even realizing it.
Staying single means you have space to prioritize the activities and platonic friendships that make you happy.
Friendships can be truly fulfilling. Sometimes even more nourishing than romantic relationships! So make the most of your single life by investing in yours.
Being single in your 50s means that your life is truly your own.
When you’re with a partner, particularly if you live together, your life is somewhat dependent on them. This is true for the little things, like where you go for dinner, and the big things, like where you live.
Compromise is necessary in a relationship. Even the happiest of couples have to hold back or reprioritize certain things to keep their partnership healthy.
However, when you’re single after 50, you don’t have to compromise for anyone. What you do with your days is up to you.
This sense of fulfillment can be truly therapeutic and can help you understand yourself better than ever before.
As couples age, many of them struggle to keep their romantic spark alive. However, sex after 50 when you’re single doesn’t have to be so cut and dry.
Many people become more sexually adventurous and less concerned with their inhibitions as they age. This relaxed attitude can lead to a much more fulfilling time in the bedroom.
Being single after 50 means getting to explore those lowered inhibitions with new partners.
If you were in a monogamous relationship and interested in a certain new kink, your ability to explore it would depend on your partner. But as a single person, you’re able to explore your sexual quirks with other consenting adults who are also interested.
There’s a lot of stigma around leading a single life, particularly when you’re over 50. However, being single after 50 nothing to be ashamed of, it’s something that should be celebrated!
You’re free to live life at your speed, to follow your desires and to become who you want to be. So sit back, relax and enjoy this wonderful life you’ve created for yourself! You deserve it.