If you’ve been single forever you might be wondering, what’s the point of having a boyfriend?
Is it really worth it?
If you’ve never been in a relationship it might seem like there are more cons than pros.
While there are definitely more negatives if you’re in the wrong relationship, when you find someone who is perfect for you, having a boyfriend will only make your life better!
The purpose of having a boyfriend is to make you a happier and better person. If you are in a healthy relationship, having a boyfriend gives you someone to share everything with. The support of a good boyfriend will help you to grow and develop as a person.
Here are nine amazing advantages of having a boyfriend.
1. You’re part of a team ⚽
One of the best things about having a boyfriend is that you never have to go through anything in life alone.
Whenever you’re in a tough situation, your boyfriend will help you get through it.
From little things, like buying you chocolate when you’re on your period, to helping you deal with difficult family issues.
He’ll celebrate your wins with you and be by your side during the hard times.
No matter what happens, you’ll always have someone on your team.
2. You have someone to vent to (who will actually listen) 👂
Another advantage of being in a relationship is that your boyfriend will always be there to listen to you.
Yes, even when you spend fifteen minutes venting about that woman who skipped you in the line at Target.
He’ll let you share your problems, dreams, concerns, and goals with him. He might chime in with thoughts on how to improve a situation or solve a problem, but most importantly, he’ll listen.
No matter what you tell him, you can trust him to care about whatever is on your mind and what you have to say, which is the whole purpose of having a boyfriend.
3. You’ll always have someone to do things with 👫
This point may seem obvious, but it’s true. Whether you want to go to a concert, comedy show, festival, or sporting event, it’s always nice to know you have someone to tag along.
Having a boyfriend can even make you feel safer and empower you to do thing you might not feel comfortable doing on your own.
When you have a boyfriend, you also have a built-in vacation partner. What’s not to love!
4. Having a boyfriend will make you happier 😊
Being with the person you love releases dopamine, the happy hormone. So having a boyfriend (as long as you’re in a healthy relationship) makes you happier. It’s the whole point of having a boyfriend!
Physical intimacy, like kissing and sex, increases dopamine. But it’s not just the physical aspects of being in a relationship that will make you happier.
Your boyfriend will listen to your problems and celebrate your wins with you. He’ll make you feel valued and special and hopefully go out of his way to do nice things for you.
All of this combined will lead to you being more content with yourself and your life.
5. You’ll learn more about yourself 💭
When you’re in a relationship, not only do you learn more about each other, you also learn more about yourself.
Things you might never have thought much about before, like whether or not you want children, suddenly start to come up in conversation.
As you start to blend your life with your boyfriend’s, you’ll start to notice and develop your opinions and beliefs.
You’ll also learn what you need from a boyfriend. You’ll discover what you’ll tolerate, and what you won’t. Most importantly, you’ll figure out what makes a relationship “successful” for you.
It’s all one big learning experience.
6. Your social circle gets bigger 👋
Another benefit, that most people don’t think of, is that your social circle instantly gets twice as big when you have a boyfriend.
Your boyfriend’s friends become your friends, and you get to hang out with lots of new people.
Being able to go on double dates is another perk!
Not only do you have more friends, you also get an extended family through your boyfriend which can be really fun (as long as you like your in-laws!).
7. You’ll be less stressed 😌
You might encounter stress during your relationship, but overall, having a boyfriend decreases stress levels.
You and your partner can help each other to relax and remind each other of the bigger picture.
Plus, being in a relationship means having someone to share chores and burdens with, so he can help lighten your load.
Naturally, this reduces your stress levels and lets you focus on more important things—like enjoying your relationship.
8. He’ll make you a better person 🙌
Since your boyfriend is your teammate, he’ll support you and do everything he can to help you improve as a person. He also expect you to do the same for him.
This is one of the main purposes of being in a relationship—growing together and making each other better however you can.
When you’re single, you don’t have to look after or worry about anyone but yourself. You may want to make your friends’ and family’s lives better, but not in the same way as you would with a romantic partner.
Having a boyfriend will make you more kind, humble, and patient.
9. It will make you more empathetic 👩❤️👨
One of the ways that having a boyfriend makes you a better person is that it teaches you empathy.
You learn to love a man’s quirks, the little things you might find annoying right at the start of a relationship.
When you fight, you’ll realize how much you love the other person and want them in your life and will be willing to forgive them.
If you’re the one who messes up, maybe you’ll even be able to see the situation from their point of view.
Whether you’re interested in gaining someone to go to concerts with or just someone who will listen to you, you’ll find no better person than a boyfriend to join you in life’s adventures.
A good boyfriend will be caring, thoughtful, empathetic, and kind. They will treat you with the respect and dignity that you deserve.
Having a boyfriend is so worth it as long as the relationship is healthy. We’ve just covered some of the benefits here, but there are many more to consider.