Single looks good on you.
In a society where a high value is placed on relationships, it can be hard to be single.
As a single person it can become easy to doubt your worth and feel like you aren’t good enough to be loved. This can cause you to feel scarily alone. After some time, you might begin to accept that maybe relationships just aren’t for you. You make peace with that up until February rolls around.
February is the month of Valentine’s Day, and while everyone gets excited to celebrate love and affection, you get sad. The day is a reminder that you still don’t have a lover.
When you start to feel like this, take a deep breath and then snap out of it. This is the critical moment in which you must decide if you are going to either feel sorry for yourself or if you are going to realize how bomb you are. Hopefully you’ll choose the latter option.
Being single is not for the weak. It is for the people who are strong and committed to bettering themselves. It is for people who realize their worth and who would therefore rather be alone than to settle for less than they deserve.
So look at the bright side of things and think about all the benefits that single life has to offer. You have complete and utter freedom to do whatever you want whenever you want. You get the opportunity to learn more about yourself, your likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. You realize that your happiness is dependent upon no one, and you get the best sleep at night knowing this. Most importantly, you learn to love and approve of yourself.
In case you start to get the urge to feel bad about yourself or get the urge to jump into a relationship just for the sake of it, here are 25 quotes to remind you of how great being single can truly be and how strong and beautiful you have to be to thrive and survive during this time.
1. The wait might be long but it’ll be worth it.
“Stay single until someone actually compliments your life in a way that makes it better to not be single. If not, it’s not worth it.” — Unknown
2. You deserve nothing short of amazing.
“Yeah, I’m single, but you’re gonna have to be amazing to change that.” — Unknown
3. Wasting your time is worse.
“Being single doesn’t mean you’re not too good to be with the right one, it means you’re just too good to be with the wrong one.” — Unknown
4. Your mate is getting prepared for you.
“Singles Tip…Stop thinking you are unlovable and you’ll never be married. Here’s the truth about you! You are so amazing it took extra time to create your mate. Relax! Trust God’s timing! He hasn’t forgotten you. He just wasn’t ready to share you yet.” — Unknown
5. You’ve come too far to settle.
“Being single doesn’t mean you’re weak. It means you’re strong enough to wait for what you deserve.” — Unknown
6. Realize you can be happier alone.
“Single (n.) The post dangerous period of time. Once you see how peaceful it is, you don’t even want to deal with people.” — Unknown
7. Use this time to heal.
“Single doesn’t have to mean lonely. Single simply means ‘I’m resting my heart until it’s ready to love again.'” — Unknown
8. Focus on all the beauty sleep you’re getting.
“Someone said to me, ‘you’re too pretty to be single’. I said ‘no, I’m too pretty to be lied to, cheated on, and played with.'” — Unknown
9. Confidence comes from within.
“I don’t need to be in a relationship so that I can be told how beautiful, pretty and I am. I already know that.” — Unknown
10. Being single gives you social independence.
“Single isn’t a status, but it’s a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others.” — Unknown
11. You create your own security.
“The smartest thing a woman can ever learn, is to never need a man.” — Unknown
12. You must learn to love yourself before someone else can.
“Don’t rush into a relationship. Focus on finding yourself first.” — Unknown
13. Don’t let society pressure you into thinking you will be better off in a relationship.
“It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling for anything just to say they have something.” — Unknown
14. Your relationship with yourself is the best one you could ever hope for.
“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.” — Emily Heller
15. Learn to first love and approve of yourself. The rest will follow.
“You don’t find your worth in a man. You find your worth within yourself and then find a man who’s worthy of you. Remember that.” — Unknown
16. Save your heart for someone who deserves it.
“I’m not single. I’m not taken. I’m simply on reserve for the one who deserves my heart.” — Unknown
17. Life isn’t a fairytale. There’s no need to be the damsel in distress.
“Happily single is recognizing that you don’t need or want to be rescued from your life by a handsome prince because your life is pretty awesome, as is.” — Mandy Hale
18. Wait until the time is right.
“When the soul is ready, it’s mate will appear.” — Unknown
19. Being single is one of the most liberating times of your life.
“Yes I’m alone, but I’m alone and free.” — Elsa, Frozen
20. Avoid heartbreak for as long as possible.
“Getting into a relationship may seem tempting, but so was getting on the titanic and look what happened there.” — Unknown
21. Embrace the solitude.
“Get comfortable with being alone. It will empower you.” — Unknown
22. The future is filled with endless possibilities.
“I’m not single. I’m in a long distance relationship because my boyfriend lives in the future.” — Unknown
23. You don’t need another person to make you whole.
“You are still a full person whether you are single or married. Repeat after me: I am strong and complete by myself. I am whole and beautiful by myself.” — Shay Davis
24. You might be surprised by what you find.
“And this is the part where you find out who you are.” — Unknown
25. Don’t be so eager to give someone the remote to control your happiness.
“If you aren’t happy single, you won’t be happy taken. Happiness comes from within, not from men.” — Unknown
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Alexis George is a writer who covers love, relationship advice, astrology and personality topics.