Ten Reasons to Love Being Single

By Jayzle-May, age 13, California

As December ended, all over Facebook, my friends were going insane posting:

"I'm ending 2011 single. LMS (Like my status) if you are too."


"Maybe I'll find love next year. This year had too much drama."

I don't know why my friends are going crazy for love. I feel that, deep inside, love doesn't work that way. Instead, love finds you. For my whole life, I've been single. And I have to admit, I really do love it. I see my friends getting boyfriends, and at first they really love it. Then towards the end, all this drama starts appearing and it just doesn't work out. Sometimes I'm bitter towards my friends because they've found love, but at the end of the day being single isn't all that bad. In fact, I feel as if it's freeing.

I've come up with a list of reasons why I love being single. But this list doesn't just stop here. In fact, there are tons of reasons all over Google, and you might even have some reasons of your own.

Ten Reasons I Love Being Single

1. More freedom.

2. I get time to think for myself.

3. I get to work on myself (internally and externally).

4. I never have to choose between my girlfriends and my significant other.

5. I never have to think about getting a gift for my significant other.

6. I get to sleep more (no late night calls or texts).

7. I get time to make stronger bonds with my girlfriends.

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

9. I never have "to explain why chocolate-chip ice cream with hot fudge, chocolate sprinkles and whipped cream, topped by a peanut butter cup, really is a great dinner." - Marsian

10. I can be who I want to be, not what he or she wants me to be.

Look at the positive side of every situation. Everything has beauty. It's just not everyone sees it.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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