Share this Story

How to enjoy the perks of living as a single woman in New York City

I am a beauty and lifestyle blogger at BeautyLifeGeek. BeautyLifeGeek concentrates on beauty, fashion and style, health and lifestyle, and geek culture.

Why single women in New York should enjoy their lifestyle instead of searching for a man

Living in New York as a single woman has its advantages and disadvantages. The best parts of being single involve having more time to take care of your well-being, enjoying your favorite hobbies and shopping trips without the nagging question: "Are you done yet?"

I have moments of weakness where I wish I had someone to cuddle with, converse about my daily adventures or just enjoy spontaneous date nights. I have friends who are either in successful long term relationships or married. As much as I would want to achieve that level in the love department, I need to learn how to develop a successful long term relationship with myself. To graduate from the school of self-love, I compiled a list of perks of living as a single New York Woman.

Spending more quality time with myself

I have time to fix my worst qualities while improving on my best qualities. I want to be the best — not perfect — image of myself for myself. The best way to spend some quality time with myself is living in an apartment on my own.

Taking time to practice meditation and yoga

I love yoga and meditation. It is like letting go of the negative weight from my past relationships and beginning a new outlook on life. Plus, yoga helps me shed some pounds while improving my flexibility. Guys like that, right? Flexibility?

Focusing on career and talent development

In the past, I experienced my fair share of negativity whenever I talked about my dream writing career. They would constantly tell me that I couldn't do it or that it is impossible. Being single, I can believe that I can become a successful writer. I can be my own self-motivator. I have more time for myself to shape and improve my craft.

Creating a Prince Charming wish list

I have an opportunity to sit down and think about the qualities I need in my future partner. In the past, I had a bad habit of jumping into relationships without thinking about the qualities I need in my potential partner. It always ends badly. It is time to break the cycle.

Understanding a relationship can happen in the future

If I take advantage of these perks, I will find my Prince Charming someday. Until that day comes, I will be my own dream partner and do what is best for my heart. Living the single life as a New York woman is a wonderful life filled with wonder and adventure. If you are single, don’t feel discouraged. Love yourself before you give your heart to another.

New in Living

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started