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8 of the best things about break-ups

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Whether you had something special or you were just in a comfortable place, it's tough to have your love life completely change overnight. Single-dom can scar some men deeply, but why not focus on the positive things about it? What are the best things that have happened to you after your break-ups?


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force it

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Breathe a sigh of relief fellas, because you just got yourself out of something that was never going to work in the first place. Sure, you were getting laid on the regular, but why exclusify yourself to one person if she wasn't the one?


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single fun

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Being single can be like a long cold winter on the T'n'A farm, but if you play your cards right and use your break-up as the fuel for your cause (finding a better girlfriend, getting laid, getting laid more) you could be raking in record harvests in no time.


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freedom

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Freedom; freedom to do what you want, who you want, where you want and when you want. Just make sure you get permission first if you're going to go the "who you want" route.


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better prepared

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What are relationships (whether they be romantic or not) if not learning tools to enhance future ones? Reflect on what worked and what didn't and you'll make better decisions in the future.


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Like women who are pregnant with child, men who are pregnant with relationship often tend to gain a few pounds. Take the time you don't have to spend with a girlfriend to hit the gym and get rid of your extra "fluffiness."


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Now that you're not having sex all the time (unless you've already got a booty call, you dog, you) you're going to get a lot more of that "Like a Virgin" feeling Madonna likes to sing about. Just remember not to get too emotionally attached just cuz' some hottie took your post break-up virginity.


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Now you can do all the things you meant to, but couldn't when you were having your time taken up by picnics, wine tastings and visiting your girlfriend's dysfunctional family! Things like: crying alone, eating a microwave dinner for one, crying in the presence of others, looking in the mirror and saying "I'm a strong lion" over and over...


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Don't you miss all the ball-busting, immature shenanigans you're automatically waist-deep in anytime you're with your friends? Now you can get into it in all its glory once again. Just remember to apologize for your disappearing act while you had a girlfriend and promise that it'll never, ever happen again.


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