The other day I was scrolling through facebook and looking at random blog posts and articles and I saw 3 or 4 articles in a row talking about being single and sad. They talked about how to reel in the perfect guy, how to cope with being single, how to make sure you make the right impression and how to give off signs that you’re open and available.
Part of me wondered why, all of a sudden, being single seen as such a negative thing?
Single life can sometimes be lonely, for obvious reasons. We are social creatures, and we love being cozy with someone we love, which can make it hard to be alone. It’s natural to crave that kind of closeness and intimacy that comes with romantic relationships.
But, honestly, single life can also be one of the best things to happen to you — especially if you’re leaving a toxic relationship or taking some time to find yourself.
Being single doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you or that you’ll never fall in love. It just means that you’re content on your own and able to take time for yourself.
Being single means you can eat half a gallon of ice cream without sharing, and you get to prioritize your own wants and needs without having to make compromises. What’s so bad about that?
The truth is that I don’t want a man in my life if I don’t think he will genuinely make my life better by being a part of it. I would rather stay single and content with the life I’ve built for myself than deal with a relationship that doesn’t add to my life in a positive way.
There is something to be said for taking the time to just enjoy your life and be happy on your own.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t understand why people say that you have to love yourself before you love someone else for a long time. But, when you’re happy with who you are and the life you live, you have a much more solid base walking into a relationship when you’re ready. And the other thing is that just because there’s someone around that you COULD date, doesn’t mean you should.
Staying single isn’t a bad choice.
Being single isn’t a bad thing, so here’s 30 Quotes to remind you to be single and satisfied.
1. Redefine what it means to be single.
“Not single, not taken, just waiting for something real.” — Anonymous
2. Don’t lower your standards just because you’re single.
“Yes…I’m single. And you’ll have to be AMAZING to change that.” — Anonymous
3. Single people are strong.
“Single is not a status, it’s a word that describes someone who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others.” — Prixie
4. You can still have have fun when you’re single.
“Relationship status: table for one, but drinks for two.” — Anonymous
5. Commit to yourself, not just a partner.
“The only thing I’m committed to right now is bettering myself.” — Anonymous
6. You can always count on yourself.
“I like being single. I’m always there when I need me.” — Anonymous
7. “Relationship” is just a word.
“Relationship has 12 letters. So does ‘[email protected]$ that shit.’” — Anonymous
8. Stay single until you find what you deserve.
“Being single means you’re strong enough to wait for what you deserve.” — Anonymous
9. It’s OK to be unsure about relationships and dating.
“Single, not sure how to mingle.” — Anonymous
10. Loving yourself makes the best love story.
“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” — Oscar Wilde
11. You’re your own best dinner friend.
“I know what I bring to the table, so trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.” — Anonymous
12. You can be happy and single.
“I don’t need Prince Charming to have my own happy ending.” — Katy Perry
13. You can be your own soulmate.
“I’ve been single for a while, and I have to say it’s going very well. Like, it’s working out. I think I’m the one.” — Anonymous
14. You’re you no matter your relationship status.
“Single? Taken? Who cares, I’m awesome.” — Anonymous
15. You are great company.
“Being single is only sad if you have a problem with your own company.” — Olga Kurylenko
16. Respect yourself enough to be single.
“Being single is better than being in a bad relationship.” — Anonymous
17. Don’t apologize for being single.
“I’m not sorry for wanting what I deserve. And I’m not afraid to walk away to find it.” — r.h. Sin
18. Only accept love when it exceeds the love you have for yourself.
“My alone feels so good. I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.” — Warsan Shire
19. You don’t need someone to complete your life.
“If we are born single and die alone, why do we need someone in the middle?” — Arjun a Thampi
20. Relationships can’t make you happy.
“Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress.” — Kiera Cass
21. You should be someone’s first choice.
“Choose me or lose me. I’m not a backup plan, and definitely not a second choice.” — Anonymous
22. Don’t enter into a relationship too soon.
“Love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.” — Anonymous
23. Being single is a choice.
“I’m single because I choose to be, and there’s nothing wrong with that.” — Anonymous
24. Your relationship with yourself is the most important.
“It’s hard to find someone who’s cute, loving, generous, , caring, AND smart. So my advice to you all is don’t lose me.” — Anonymous
25. Being single lets you know you’re still you.
“Sometimes you have to stand alone to prove that you can still stand.” — Anonymous
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Beth El Fattal is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationships topics.