Being single and living alone can be pretty awesome, and these illustrations show why.

Created by LA-based painter, illustrator and occasional animator, Yaoyao Ma Van As, this series of illustrations pretty much sums up the magic of living alone. From leaving your marks everywhere to cleaning up whenever you want - living alone really has its perks. Keep on scrolling to check them out and don't forget to vote for your favorites!

More info: yaoyaomavanas.com

#1

Enjoying Some Peace And Quiet

Enjoying Some Peace And Quiet

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Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

Hmmmmh..... Not to underestimate the situation and the illustration (very beautiful picture, seriously), but can you really afford a house like that when you live alone?

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#2

Playing With Your Pup

Playing With Your Pup

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

Hiding from Charlie is impossible. When I'm home, he knows where I am every minute, and he's usually close by. Its why he's my best friend. :D

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#3

Escaping Reality

Escaping Reality

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

Reading is one of my greatest pleasures, but I've switched to my Nook eReader. That way I can carry it anywhere I choose to go, and it holds a charge for a long time. My favorite spots are the couch, or my queen bed, where Charlie can be next to me, and I can pet him while I read. When I was young, I would never have dreamed of such a thing. :O

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#4

Working Whenever You Feel Like It

Working Whenever You Feel Like It

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

I've lost count of the times I work best at night, in my basement shop, making beautiful things for my clients. Owls always do best in the evenings, and for me, this is no exception. :D

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#5

Enjoying A Cup Of Tea While Watching The Rain

Enjoying A Cup Of Tea While Watching The Rain

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Jens Büchter
Community Member
5 years ago

But you can do it with your Partner either.

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#6

Doing Nothing All Day

Doing Nothing All Day

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PyroarRanger
Community Member
5 years ago

Agreed. Don't forget to pet your pupper!

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#7

Dancing Like No One Is Watching (Cause No One Is)

Dancing Like No One Is Watching (Cause No One Is)

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Nancy E
Community Member
5 years ago

I have a dishwasher , but, I can still do ballet leaps

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#8

Cuddling With Your Best Friend

Cuddling With Your Best Friend

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

Charlie, my shih-tzu, loves to cuddle up close at night. When he gets too warm, he will move away . But once he cools off, he burrows into me once more. Its his way of saying "I love you Daddy."

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#9

Binge Eating All You Want

Binge Eating All You Want

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Ana-Maria Dan
Community Member
5 years ago

Ah yes! This is how I imagined my death scene would look like. Me lounging on the couch surrounded by boxes of takeaway with Netflix playing in the background...What a way to go

Teresa Chu
Community Member
5 years ago

Unless they find you within 2 hours after you started Netflix, then all that's playing in the background will be the question, "are you still watching? "

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Andrew Cas
Community Member
5 years ago

And the next day is when you get random friends or family drop by

Susan Gardner
Community Member
5 years ago

Now I'm hungry for Chinese food lol

Kathleen Lovell
Community Member
5 years ago

Here she looks depressed. Awwww.

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
5 years ago

No, just chilled

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Lianna Valdez
Community Member
5 years ago

I love the Monster Inc cup on the table.

Wombat34
Community Member
5 years ago

She doesn't look like she binge eats a lot

Krystafre Stormecloud
Community Member
5 years ago

Yes! Yes! Yes!!! my FAVORITE part of living alone!!!

Jeffrey Schall
Community Member
4 years ago

...without pants.

Helena
Community Member
4 years ago

I have no self-control when I live alone. I can order pizza at 2 AM

Patty Woolever
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks good but mine would be B&R's Choclate Chip and a glass of Chardonnay watching Anthony Bourdain in any of his shows. Life don't get no better than that. RIP Tony.

Domidick Koukal
Community Member
4 years ago

and again, same you can do with your partner. i guess this post is rly for lonely ppl?

Jo Bebe
Community Member
5 years ago

Yep This is me about once a month ....Thank you single life!

endelbendel
Community Member
5 years ago

We don't get nagged about food.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
5 years ago

Nooooo. Lived up at the top, and no way would I get delivery of food! They wouldn't come up to the third floor! Have to meet them in the parking lot! 👿

Joe Mrnka
Community Member
5 years ago

Two no-bake cookies and 2 pop tarts = best dinner ever

Linda Brown
Community Member
5 years ago

True, but very bad

Ie Va
Community Member
5 years ago

Doesnt seem happy

Gillian Black
Community Member
5 years ago

dash it yes that is me also

Dinetk
Community Member
5 years ago

I promisef myself I may eat all I want once I'm 80 🙄

Usernameofgag
Community Member
5 years ago

Haha, i prefer eat alone because i don't want people judge me. I am messy eater.

PyroarRanger
Community Member
5 years ago

This is me rn!

Community Member
5 years ago

When i see this i decided live alone when i grow up ;p

Kevin Donegan
Community Member
5 years ago

First of all, you wouldn't look like she does if you binge ate often. Draw a more realistic picture.

Lucka
Community Member
5 years ago

You are funny :D

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Shana
Community Member
5 years ago

Do you have to live alone to do that? :P

Hasan ibn-Sabah
Community Member
5 years ago

Get fat and die leaving plenty 9f bloated corpse for your 12 cats to eat. What a perfect illustration of modern american gyrlhood.

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
5 years ago

Really? The source of your statistics, please

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Milo Rastapopoulos
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5 years ago

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Disgusting.

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#10

Being A Little Clumsy

Being A Little Clumsy

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Andrew Cas
Community Member
5 years ago

She's a Barry Allen fan !

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#11

Bathing As Long As You Want

Bathing As Long As You Want

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Master Markus
Community Member
5 years ago

Am I the only one that doesn't find baths in this kind of tub that relaxing? I'm not able to stretch out in them. I much prefer a hot tub or hot spring.

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#12

Enjoying The Little Things

Enjoying The Little Things

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Nancy E
Community Member
5 years ago

I am blessed to be able to enjoy little things.... a hummingbird outside the front window; watching a turtle bury its eggs in the yard; electric colored, shy , bluebirds with a new family; wild ducks munching on sunflower seeds , a stray fox or wild turkey .... the beautiful sunrises & sunsets that are free to all . Life is good !

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#13

Having A Carefree Sort Of Walk

Having A Carefree Sort Of Walk

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Nancy E
Community Member
5 years ago

Love the sound of my feet crunching on the fallen Autumn leaves.

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#14

Having A Party With Yourself

Having A Party With Yourself

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cassiushumanmother
Community Member
5 years ago

LOL that's me in all the pictures lit-59918b...b5ef48.jpg lit-59918b6b5ef48.jpg

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#15

Snacking Whenever You Feel Like It Without Anyone Judging You

Snacking Whenever You Feel Like It Without Anyone Judging You

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Lou Wow
Community Member
5 years ago

Or eating your favourite food every day with no one knowing the depth of your obsession.

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#16

Enjoying A Morning To Yourself

Enjoying A Morning To Yourself

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Community Member
5 years ago

I love her house

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#17

Meditating Without Distractions

Meditating Without Distractions

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Eglė Liubinaitė
Community Member
5 years ago

I want that house! Gimme gimme gimme gimme

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#18

Working The Way You Like

Working The Way You Like

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

Now you're talking! Cuddling the little baby can be so satisfying, while you think of all the possibilities. ;D

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#19

Treating Yourself To A Whole Batch Of Cookies

Treating Yourself To A Whole Batch Of Cookies

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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
5 years ago

i don't think i've ever made cookies without eating half of the cookie dough T.T

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#20

Enjoying Some Quality Me Time

Enjoying Some Quality Me Time

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Troux
Community Member
5 years ago

Flounder!

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#21

Taking Your Time In The Mornings

Taking Your Time In The Mornings

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Robert Bailey
Community Member
5 years ago

I take my time by not getting up at 5:00

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#22

Creating Your Own "Fine Dining" Rules

Creating Your Own "Fine Dining" Rules

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

Let's not forget to share with the baby. ;D

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#23

Dreaming On A Rainy Day

Dreaming On A Rainy Day

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PyroarRanger
Community Member
5 years ago

I love to draw in the windows, too!

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#24

Cleaning However You Like

Cleaning However You Like

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Mary Horning
Community Member
5 years ago

Just like Pippi Longstocking!!

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#25

Stretching In The Morning With The Room To Yourself

Stretching In The Morning With The Room To Yourself

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Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
5 years ago

That's a big ass room.

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#26

Having Your Puppy Around All The Time

Having Your Puppy Around All The Time

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Xian Tian
Community Member
5 years ago

THere isnt a day where I can take my showers in peace with my 3 chow chows

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#27

Waking Up With Your Pup

Waking Up With Your Pup

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

Mommy, I gotta go potty. :D

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#28

Taking It All In On Your Morning Walk

Taking It All In On Your Morning Walk

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Nancy E
Community Member
5 years ago

Yep, this makes me think

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#29

Melting Away Your Troubles

Melting Away Your Troubles

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

Isn't one's imagination just wonderful?! Its so easy to graduate from a regular bathtub to a super-duper tiled tub, all with the stroke of a pen/pencil.

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#30

Marking Your Territory

Marking Your Territory

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Community Member
5 years ago

whew.. im not the only one who do that

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#31

Doing Laundry Wherever You Want

Doing Laundry Wherever You Want

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

My unfolded laundry is Charlie's favorite place to sleep when we aren't in bed. ;D

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#32

Trying On All Your Clothes

Trying On All Your Clothes

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Joni Nelis
Community Member
5 years ago

she has great legs! :)

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#33

Releasing Your Inner Artist

Releasing Your Inner Artist

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PyroarRanger
Community Member
5 years ago

I think the floor is a masterpiece

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#34

Being By Your Pups Side

Being By Your Pups Side

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Gillian Black
Community Member
5 years ago

cant make the bed yet doggo is having a rest

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#35

Working On Your Flexibility

Working On Your Flexibility

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LRevello
Community Member
5 years ago

Stitch again <3

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#36

Making A Mess

Making A Mess

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PyroarRanger
Community Member
5 years ago

Totally me... definitely.

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#37

Leaving Your Hair Everywhere Because You Can

Leaving Your Hair Everywhere Because You Can

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Community Member
5 years ago

that's a bit too much for me '-'

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