Country crooner Taylor Swift may be putting her dating history into hit songs, but don’t think that she dates men just for the musical inspiration. And don’t bother asking her about who her songs are referring to, because she’s not about to tell you.  “I will say everything in my music,” she tells People. But despite her emotionally heavy songs, Swift is currently embracing the single life, saying, “Being single is wonderful and I love it.  I don’t ever have a morning where I wake up and say, ‘I really need to find a boyfriend today.'”

What are some benefits of being single?

Cupid’s Advice:

For some people, living the single life is rough.  And seeing all your friends pair off while you sit at home on a Friday night can be like a slap in the face.  Living la vida single, however, can actually be one of the best times of your life:

1. Miss Independent: When you’re single, you only have one person to answer to: yourself.  You can go out whenever you want, go where you want and see whatever movie you want sans compromising.  Take time to enjoy not having to answer to anyone else, and be selfish.

2. Life lessons: Sometimes when life isn’t so pleasant, and you don’t have anyone to turn to for help, you have to forge ahead and go at it alone.  But in the end you’ll be so empowered that you accomplished a seemingly impossible task all by yourself that you’ll soon realize you don’t need anyone and that you are capable of doing anything.

3. More money, less problems: You don’t seem to realize how much extra money you spend in a relationship until you’re not in one anymore.  With all the extra cash you now have, save up and buy yourself something fabulous.  Splurge on a ridiculously expensive pair of shoes or a designer dress you may only wear once for no particular reason.