Wedding season is underway and you may be one of the many who are attending weddings solo. I've heard a lot of ladies state that going by themselves is intimidating and makes them feel like complete losers for not having a man on their arm. They also explained how it's a huge reminder that they're single while so many of their friends are partnered up. Even if you're going by yourself to a wedding, there's no reason to bring yourself down with negative thoughts. There are plenty of benefits of going solo to a wedding that can change your entire outlook.
You don't have to entertain someone
When you bring a date to a wedding, you'll be the one entertaining him especially if he doesn't know anyone else but you. It may not seem like a big deal, but you'll very likely be attached at the hip the entire evening. Go solo and the only person you'll have to entertain is yourself.
You can meet new guys
Even if you bring a male friend, most guys are going to assume the two of you are involved so they won't approach you. Several friends of mine were so nervous about going to a wedding by themselves and ended up meeting great guys who also arrived solo. Meeting male guests one of the biggest benefits of going to a wedding by yourself. Embrace the opportunity!
You can concentrate on one-on-one conversations
I have no problem with group convos, but it can sometimes be a bit awkward when you have a third party there who only knows you and you're trying to get him engaged. It can be even more awkward if you're just friends with your male date and you want to talk to a solo guy at the wedding. When you go to a wedding by yourself, you can have all the one-on-one covos you want without worrying about having to bring your date into the conversation as well.
You're responsible only for yourself
A friend of mine told me a guy she brought to a wedding got so drunk she ended up having to take care of him like he was a child. Another friend had to drive her date's car and drop him off home, then take a cab to her place because he had a few too many and couldn't drive. Go solo to a wedding and the only person you have to take care of is yourself.
You don't have to give any explanations
When you bring a guy to a wedding, everyone is likely going to assume the two of you are together. The explanation can get complicated, especially if the two of you are in the initial stages of a relationship. When you go by yourself, you don't have to explain who the two of you are to each other. Yes, you might get a question or two about why you're single, but if you go solo, you don't have any awkward explanations to give.
Sure it can be fun to bring a date to a wedding, but there's no reason why you can't have fun without one. Going solo also doesn't mean you have to be down on yourself. Having a date isn't always all it's cracked up to be. Sometimes it's more of a hassle than it's worth. Besides, you never know who you can meet while you're there.
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