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These 5 unexpected joys of being single are so empowering

A new book is completely re-writing the rules about dating and encouraging people to feel empowered about being single, and we're so here for it.

Candi Williams', author of The Art of Being Single: Live a Life You Love, believes you don't need a better half – because you're already whole and every second waiting for 'the one' is time wasted: time that could be spent living your life your way. Yaaas.

"When you take a moment to stop and look at things differently, you'll soon see that there are so many wonderful reasons to embrace being proudly partner-free," she says.


To mark the release of her new book, she's shared 5 unexpected joys of being single with GLAMOUR – and they're so damn empowering.

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Joy #1: bed bliss

Yeah sure, spoonings great but have you ever woken up in snoozy starfish bliss with no one elses limbs digging into you? This is the time to make the most of the bed space being all yours. Embrace not having to battle for the best side or the extra pillow, and not waking up teetering on the edge of the bed/floor apocalypse. Own it. Enjoy every inch. Starfish wide and starfish with pride – youre the bed boss.

Joy #2: not feeling guilty

Do your thing. Stay out until 2 a.m. doing karaoke. Go out with friends three nights in a row. Eat that chocolate cake. Do what you want, without the pangs of guilt or worry. This is your time to shine!

Joy #3: karaoke for every road trip

You know the playlist fear you get when you have someone in the passenger seat… What radio station should I put on? What playlist will they like? Is Little Mix acceptable for this occasion? Can I rap along to Kanye without them bursting into fits of laughter? Forget all of that. Guilt-free music choices for road trips are another perk of single living. So rap away, listen to cheesy radio shows and download that guilty pleasures playlist. Make every journey about karaoke. Do you and own it.

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Joy #4: feeding your friendships

Well, dont literally feed them (although I am always open to being fed delicious food by friends). Being single is a