Finding someone who shares the same interests is a lot of fun, but what if there isn’t a community, club, or a friend who shares the same interests as you?
Instead of giving up, look for hobbies that are fun on their own and don’t require a partner to do.
Here are 10 hobbies (out of many) you can do alone!
10 Hobbies You Can Do on Your Own
1. Pottery Making
A hobby as old as time itself – seriously, walk into any museum and you’ll find relics of pottery that date back to times immemorial.
That’s the beauty of this hobby, it’s simple enough and can be mastered quickly to create beautiful pieces of pottery.
In modern times, designing pottery has transformed into an art form. There is a range of different methods you can choose from:
- Thrown Pottery
- Slip Casting
- Air Dry Clay
Contrary to popular belief, pottery isn’t an expensive hobby. While you’ll understandably require material such as clay and a kiln, you could start with next to nothing else in hand pottery or just invest in a potter’s wheel for thrown pottery.
Pottery comes by trial and error; you might need to watch a few tutorials on it or attend a few classes to get you started right. However, once you’ve established a rhythm for it, you’re all set to creating beautiful works of art.
2. Brewing Beer
Malting, milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, fermenting, conditioning, filtering, and packing – brewing beer probably sounds like a handful, but it’s a fun hobby anyone can start on.
If you’re someone who feels as if the taste of beer ‘just isn’t right,’ then you could take on brewing beer right at home.
Homebrewing beer is a popular concept in many parts of the world. Although the hobby has died down in recent times, it’s the sort of hobby where you don’t need to do much and let the ingredients work on their own.
Also, it doesn’t cost as much; just get a brewing bucket, a bubbler, and a siphon hose (if you’re just getting started).
The production of beer uses a starch source by steeping it in water and fermenting the sweet liquid with yeast. Ingredients can be added, techniques can be varied, and timings can be modified for each home brewer to come up with beer best suited to their taste.
As a hobby, homebrewing beer allows enthusiasts to dedicate their time into creating the ‘perfect’ beer. This includes looking for various ingredients, studying techniques, and learning what pairs well with what.
3. Animation Making
With several software programs available online, either free or at nominal prices, animation making is a hobby that requires nothing much besides a computer and someone who’s interested in learning.
Learning how to make animations can even progress to turning into a side hustle if you’re really good at it. Plus, it’s one of those hobbies where you don’t need someone to tag along with you to have fun.
While we’re on the list of things to do without a partner, there might be certain topics you’re incredibly passionate about that someone else around you doesn’t share the same sentiment. It’s just something they aren’t as receptive of.
But there are communities in the world who probably want to engage in the discussion with you or at least listen to you. Podcasts are digital audio files created and exchanged via the internet. A podcast can be turned into an episodic series with subscribers channeling on a daily or weekly basis for more content.
Again, a podcast is a hobby that makes money for itself if you market your audio files to the right audiences and communities.
While you might want to introduce guests throughout the series, you could have them on your own for the most part.
The closest a human being can come to flying is paragliding.
It’s where a paraglider harnesses air, and air resistance to soar through the skies at great heights.
Contrary to parachuting, paragliding does not require a partner and can be done by one enthusiast all on their own.
6. Flipping Furniture
‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’
This phrase is best embodied by people who have a knack for flipping furniture. From finding things people want to get rid of (for cheap or for free) on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist to passing over yard sales in your locality, you can find a steal anywhere.
The question is, how would you turn a steal into a worthy purchase? Flipping furniture. For example, cleaning an old cabinet, sanding it down, priming it, painting it, and then adding on features to make it go from 0 to 100.
Genealogy is the study of family lineages and histories. It’s basically a more updated version of creating family history projects.
While genealogy is a profession in many cases, it can be turned into a hobby if you’re looking to create links within your own family.
For which you don’t need someone and can carry it all out on your own. For example; conducting interviews and gathering snippets of information from relatives to add in missing pieces or establish links.
It’s honestly pretty fun and rewarding.
8. Food Challenges
A food challenge is a challenge set up by restaurants, cafes, and local eateries wherein they dictate a specific food-related activity to be undertaken in a specific time limit or with other guidelines.
A food challenge can turn into a hobby that costs close to nothing (if you win) and can even gather a fan following if you do it while blogging about your many food challenge adventures.
9. Ghost Hunting
When you hear ghost hunting your mind probably wanders to a group of kids exploring an abandoned house at night.
While that might be a common plot for movies, in reality you won’t be exploring any abandoned buildings (although you could), and you definitely do not need a group of people to indulge in this hobby.
Ghost hunting is a hobby as old as time itself. It’s creating links from snippets of information and understanding the paranormal with stories and events from people around you.
It’s pretty rewarding, and even insightful to be able to understand histories behind places and the lives of those who lived there.
Last, but certainly not least, if you’re looking to spend your spare time in a productive way besides lounging on the sofa and flipping through your phone, there’s nothing better than volunteering.
If there’s an organization or a non-profit you feel passionately about, you could dedicate your spare time to helping them in advancing further. Again, you do not need to have someone tag along while doing so.
You could volunteer at homeless shelters, animal pounds, and several such establishments. It costs nothing and the gratification of giving back to the community is unparalleled.
In conclusion, there are several activities you can do without your partner and have just as much fun doing so.
Our list of top ten is just to give you an idea of the plethora of hobbies that are out there (some more unique than others). Find what’s right for you and take a shot at it.