You only get this time now.
Although I’ve already celebrated being totally and unequivocally single on Valentine’s Day (aka Singles Awareness Day) it’s nice to know there’s a whole lot of empowering quotes and fun, true-to-life memes dedicated to being alone… and HAPPY.
Being single has such a stigma. It’s as though you can’t be happy because you’re not in a relationship. The thing is, sometimes being alone and loving yourself is far better than loving and investing in the wrong person. And a little “you time” is never a bad thing, either. Your single months (or years) are nothing to be ashamed of and can actually be the best times of your life, especially when it comes to personal growth and self-love.
Below are 50 quotes to remind you why being single actually has its benefits.
1. Tell them “boy bye.”
“A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.” ― Mandy Hale
2. Being single means being in control.
“Don’t let society fool you into believing that if you don’t have a girlfriend or boyfriend then you’re destined for a life of misery. The Dalai Lama has been single for the last 80 years and he is one of the happiest people on earth. Stop searching for happiness in places outside of yourself, and start finding it where it has always been: within you.” ― Miya Yamanouchi
3. Singledom is a choice.
“I love being single. It’s my choice, not a sentence. It’s not a state that I’m in until someone better comes along. Don’t feel sorry for me. I love my life.” ― Sarah Morgan
4. You’re a rose among weeds.
“Every rose has its thorn, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with a ton of pricks.” ― Unknown
5. You define you.
“You don’t need a significant other to lead a significant life.” ― Mandy Hale
6. Being single means knowing what you need right now.
“Being single doesn’t mean that you know nothing about love.” ― Unknown
7. Never settle for less.
“Single is no longer a lack of options — but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your relationship status define your life but to live every day Happily and let your Ever After working itself out.” ― Unknown
8. If you can be …