Sure, there are many emotional downsides to not having a significant other. But there sure as hell are some major advantages too! Like not caring that you’re about to eat your fifth slice of pizza, or that you haven’t shaved in a few days weeks.
Riding solo also means you don’t have to feel guilty about spending all your downtime in bed binge-watching these 7 addictive shows.
The relatable comedy: The Mindy project
You WILL laugh until your tummy hurts through the many disastrous dates of Dr. Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling – who we love) on her quest to find love. Kaling, being the ultimate #girlboss, is the creator, producer, writer and main character of this romantic comedy. The show is weirdly relatable, honest and highly addictive.
The #truth drama: GIRLS
Hannah (Lena Dunham) considers herself the “voice of her generation”. The show follows Hannah, along with her gang of weird but relatable friends, Shoshanna, Marnie and Jessa, through their everyday lives of boy drama, life challenges and self-acceptance.
GIRLS is unlike any other drama and will have you so emotionally attached you will laugh along with the characters and cry through their heartbreaks.
The fashion filled classic: Sex and The City
Sex and The City (SATC) need no intro and if it does, well shame on you! The show, set in the 90s and early 2000s, follows the lives of writer Carrie Bradshaw and her group of friends Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte. Think New York city life, extravagant outfits, endless relationship drama and hot sex scenes.
The suspenseful drama: Scandal
Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is Washington D.C’s always glamorous ‘fixer’. Pope, along with her team of ‘warriors’, is the woman you call when you want a problem to disappear. The show features a lust-worthy wardrobe, a great sense of female empowerment, hunky men and a steamy love triangle (or rather a square) and (our favourite) frequent appearances of sizable wine glasses... must remember to get our hands on those.
The small-town drama: One Tree Hill
We would totally suggest binge watching seasons 1-4 of this addictive high school drama. It covers all the anticipation of teen-life from friendships, relationships, family drama and dealing with loss and love.
The corporate drama: Suits
Stunning high-end designer fashion and impeccably tailored suits... plus impeccably chiselled jawbones. What’s not to love?
The sitcom: New Girl
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) is so odd that it feels normal. If you’ve ever considered yourself more comfortable around your guy pals than a group of girls you will totally relate to New Girl.
Words: Frances van Eeden