It may feel like the world is constantly saying that that you need a relationship to be happy, but that isn't always true. We're here to remind you how and why to be happy if you're single in 2019. There's always a time and place for everything, and each season has its own purpose. If the life stage you're in right now is calling for some alone time, why not make the most of it? Make 2019 the year you live out your best single life.\nThere can be so much pressure from the world to be in a relationship, especially when all the people around you are in serious, committed relationships and you're done with Tinder dates that don't go anywhere. However, despite what it may feel like sometimes, there are actually so, so many reasons why being single is an amazing thing. So rock your single girl status!\nYou may spend the rest of your life married to someone, so why not enjoy the time you have to yourself when you are single? Your time is yours and yours only and you have the power to choose how to spend it.\nBeing singles in your 20s can actually be a huge gift because you're learning more about yourself and what you want before you get tangled up with someone else and all of a sudden, you're considering an extra person when making life plans.\nInstead of having to consider what an S/O wants when deciding whether you should relocate for a job, move to a new city for school, or travel to a destination, being single allows you to make decisions and learn more about yourself in the process. Especially since your 20s is the time when you're figuring out who you are and what you want, it's actually a great time to be single.\nVia Anthony Tran | Unsplash.com\nBeing single means that you are free – free to explore and learn and grow and venture out in ways you never expected. You are free to figure out what you do love without having someone else in the picture.\nWhen you have a partner, you need to consider what someone else wants to do on the weekend too. If you're single, you're able to decide what you really want to do, without being impacted by someone else's thinking.\nHonestly, being single in your 20s can sometimes be better than being in a relationship. Think about it – you don't have to deal with the annoyances of having to compromise on what movie or show to binge-watch (aka, no one is protesting when all you want to do is get wine drunk and watch The Bachelor) or what restaurant you're going to (meaning you can go to all the cute brunch spots you want and take all those Instagram pictures without someone complaining).\nAtikh Bana | Unsplash.com\nAnother huge benefit to being single? Getting to date around and explore what you actually want in a relationship. Sometimes, you might think you have a certain type, but once you date different guys and actually see what it's like, you might change your mind. Maybe a personality type you never thought you'd be interested in ends up winning you over.\nAlso, honestly, it's better to be alone than to be with someone who treats you like dirt and not the queen that you are. You should be proud that you're single because you are not settling for whoever comes your way.\nIt's obviously okay and completely normal to feel frustrated at times when you feel like you've been eternally single, but just recognize that you deserve a love that will give you the world, and until you get it, it's better to grow and take time for yourself before you share your world with someone else.