Hi! I'm back with another article for you guys! I hope you like it!
For starters, I want to precise that I am 19 years old, therefore I actually am in the age range I will be talking about. Maybe you agree or disagree with me, but I strongly believe that being single between 18-23 years old is better than being in a relationship, because these are the years when you get to know who you truly are, when you meet the most people in your life, and when you decide on what you want to do with your future and career.

First of all, I think that being single in your early twenties is best for you because these are the years when you get to know your true self, and I honestly think that being with someone, anyone really- whether it's someone you love and loves you back or someone who doesn't treat you right- can prevent you from finding out who you really are, what YOU love to do and not what they like to do or what you both like to do together. For example, your partner loves football so you spend every Sunday watching football together when you actually could be spending it at the gym or with your friends, but since you enjoy their company you end up doing what they want to do with them, instead of finding out what you like to do.

Second of all, most people go to college when they are 18 to 23 years old, and that is the period of your life when you meet the most people. And I personally think it is better to go to college single than tied to somebody. Of course, there are a few exceptions but that is my general opinion on the topic. When you go to college while in a relationship, you are probably not going to meet the same amount or kind of people that you might have met if you were on your own. I'm not saying one is better than the other, well, actually I am. But you are free to disagree with me. I just think it is healthier to start this part of your life when you are single rather than in a relationship.

Ultimately, and most importantly for most, this is the age when you get to make the most important decisions of your life concerning your career choices. This is when you choose a major, minor, or any program and decide if it is the right one for you. Moreover, I think that you should never base these decisions on a partner because nothing lasts forever and chances are, you will be broken up in a few years and it will be too late to go back and do what you would have done if you were on your own. Let's say you and your partner decide to get into the same program and travel together once you graduate in order to work together while exploring the world, but once you graduate and no longer are with your partner, you realize that you wanted to study science and do research instead. There you have it. You just wasted three or four years doing something that you had planned with your partner while you could have realized that it was not the right program for you if you were single and not blinded by that image of the perfect future with them.

In conclusion, I would say that being single in your early twenties is best for you because you will then have the power to fully know your own person, likes and dislikes, to meet all the stupid people you want, befriend or even date them, whereas if you have a partner, they might not approve of this friendship, and forget about dating. But it is also best for you because you can plan your future and career the way you want to, without having to please and include anyone in it.

-Love, xox