Why Being Single Isn’t So Bad

August 6, 2014

We’re often told that the accepted way to drive through life is with a wife. We’ll guess what? It’s time to put that “white picket fence” influence to rest. If getting hitched was a road trip, it’d be punching cruise control on some boring route surrounded by endless cornfields.

The Path Of The Lone Wolf

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You’re not that codependent guy. You’re the lone wolf. You’re not just embarking on a trip, but an adventure, because you want to carve your own path and truly discover what scenery the drive has to offer.

And as a single man, you’re not on some marooned path either.

Did you know that according to Statistics Canada, the percentage of single Canadian households has quadrupled between the 1950s and mid-2000s? The same kind of influence is at play stateside.

We live in a completely different society today and whether you’re on this journey of bachelorhood by choice or not, you should be damn well proud of your present status. You sir, are a 21st-century man – and those kinds of men don’t have to adhere to those ancient social norms of “relationship or die.”

Be The Road-Trip Philanthropist

You’re bound to head on more exciting travel excursions single than if you were married. According to last year’s Adventure Tourism Market Study, the average adventure traveler is a single male.

This means opening yourself up to any activity you want; from hiking and canoeing in Northern Maine to rock climbing and paragliding in New Zealand.

Come on, you got to admit, it definitely sounds better than taking your spouse to see her parents in Florida.

Whether you realize it or not, as a single guy, you’re generally looking to impress women. And with that comes some possible side benefits.

According to a study in the British Journal of Psychology, researchers organized a computer game asking volunteers to donate money to a fund that benefited the common good.

Men ended up donating more when they were in the company of attractive females than they did when they were surrounded by other men. By that logic, not being tied down to anyone makes you a better philanthropist.

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