The single man life is something many men in relationships think of wistfully. It’s a time when you can celebrate your freedom, do whatever you please and have plenty of hot hookups. There are just as many happy, fulfilled, single man you will encounter as there are unhappy and undervalued people who are in a relationship. One “title” you are assigned by your choices does not change your level of internal happiness.
So, here are some suggestions to help in the quest for happiness and fulfillment that doesn’t rely on another person.
Get into a fitness routine
When you’re single, not only are you more motivated to look your best, but it is easier to spend your time out at the gym and not worry about leaving someone at home. Then, when you do get into a relationship, your fitness routine will be part of the deal and you’ll be less likely to break it.
Take time to define what you want in a partner
Being single is a great opportunity to use your mental and emotional time to define in your mind what type of person you want to be with, also to define the best matchmaking criteria for yourself.
Essentially, you are laying the groundwork for your next relationship and will waste less time with the wrong people if you know what you’re looking for. Just remember – nobody is perfect and you can’t expect someone to fall into the exact image you’ve created. Be flexible, but never settle for less than you deserve.
Get a new hobby
This could even coincide with the first point, but any hobby that holds your interest will work. Art, learning the ukulele, whatever floats your boat. Having something that not only fills your time but that you can progress and get better at — will not only give you something to continue working on, but also give you something interesting to talk about with people.
Whether it be overseas or renting a beach house with some friends a few towns over, finding yourself in different environments will help expand your view of the world and realize just how many people are out there you can be friends with.
Now get out there and create the single man life you want to live with yourself!