Making the choice to be single isn’t always an easy one, but there are many good reasons why it may be worth it. Here are 10.
You’re in a transitional period
Maybe you had a life-altering experience, or maybe you just graduated college. Either way, you will need to reassess who you have become, and if the things you want have changed.
You’re moving away
If you are moving to a new place long-term or permanently, it’s great to have a fresh start.
You want to explore
If you are craving more experiences related to dating or sex, go for it! It’s not wrong to want to meet different people in order to discover who you vibe with best.
It doesn’t interest you
If relationships aren’t your thing, don’t force it. They are not the be-all and end-all in life, and if you feel more comfortable being single, you should listen to that instinct.
You just got out of a relationship
Your relationship just ended and you feel desperate to fill the void. Sound familiar? (I know it does for me). Don’t give in to this feeling. You need time to reflect on what went wrong in the relationship and why it had to end, which brings me to my next point…
You don’t know what you want
Know yourself and know what you want before plunging into a relationship. This is what being single is for, so do all the learning you can in the meantime!
Trust me, from experience, getting into a relationship will not solve your depression. It’s crucial to see your own value before you can pick a partner that’s right for you.
You need to focus
If you have a life-altering moment in the midst of a competition, entrance exam, or big business deal, you can spare putting your singleness on hold until those things are conquered. Relationships can be highly distracting and it’s unfair to yourself and to your partner to not give it your 100 percent.
You just want attention
Everyone wants attention at some point or another, and that’s not a bad thing, but if your motivation to not be single is only for attention, you are in danger of unfairly stringing along someone that’s more interested in the relationship than you are.
You don’t love yourself
This is perhaps the most important of the list and should be taken seriously. Never settle for less than you deserve.