21 Fun Things to Do This Summer That Don't Require a Plus One

Technically speaking, I've been utterly single for the better part of the last four years save the occasional short-lived fling, and if it's taught me anything, it's that you don't need a significant other to try new things. While summer is often associated with romance and activities best suited for two (see "Summer Nights" from the Grease soundtrack), there are just as many wonderful things to do by yourself during summer.

Even if you are in a relationship or have a fabulous group of ride-or-die friends, nothing quite compares to truly enjoying a bit of well-deserved me time. Whether that means relaxing poolside with a captivating book, exploring nature solo, or trying a new activity outside of your comfort zone, summer is the perfect time to do things by yourself. The days are long, the nights are warm, and the world is begging you to go outside and experience it all. Be inspired to venture out (or stay in) sans significant other or troop of friends with these 21 things to do by yourself during summer.