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Being single is similar to being in any healthy relationship. You have your ups and downs, sometimes things are not perfect and you do have to get on with your life.
Arjun Kulkarni
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2018
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If you really are going to be a happy single, you have to stop treating being single as the annoying time that you pass between relationships and embrace it. Rather than focusing on what you lack, focus on what you have: You. ~ Natalie Lue, Life Coach and Blogger of "Baggage Reclaim" It is amazing how many people misconstrue the state of being single. It is either associated with being lonely and desperate. Take Charlotte Brontë's quote for example,

The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.

Or, it is portrayed to be a result of grand dislike for the generalised characteristics associated with the opposite sex. Example? Gladly.

I am single because I am allergic for cursing words and bad table manners. ~ Hiroko Sakai

Spinster: a woman who wants to be free from a man's bondage, so she goes to work for an employer and remains unburdened by someone willing to pay her mortgage. By virtue of not wading into the gene pool, she never has children who might betray her to a nursing home her neighbors find some excuse to do that. ~ Bauvard in "Evergreens Are Prudish"

Or simply because the single person in question cannot land a suitable partner. Like in this extract from Carrie Adam's "The Godmother",

"You'll meet someone soon. No one knows what's round the corner."
How many corners, because I feel like I've turned them all. I meet people all the time. It never works out. I don't know why.

What I often wonder is why society finds it so difficult to view the state of being single as a period where an individual is happy to be without a romantic partner, enjoying the fruits of singlehood and self-company, and yet is not abhorred, revolted or remotely chagrined by the idea of finding that special someone someday. And even if that special someone does not come along, it's still alright because love exists in way too many forms and percolates through to every individual somehow. It can be a conscious choice to remain single because a person is perfectly at peace with whatever his/her current situation is and does not find it compelling to be with someone else. It doesn't have to stem from any kind of commitment phobia or a deep-rooted hatred for the opposite sex. It doesn't even have to mean that a single person will not be willing to ever enter a relationship. It just might mean that being single is a whole lot of fun.
Being Single Quotes for Girls and Guys
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I've been having a lot of dance parties alone in my apartment while learning to cook. Part of my quest to be an attractive single is to learn how to cook and sew and get a license.~ Sara Quin

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go. ~ Dr. Seuss
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You can explore the universe looking for somebody who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and you will not find that person anywhere. ~ Author Unknown

Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they need to run free, until they find someone just as wild to run with. ~ Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City" (Season II, Episode 18: Ex and the City)
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I don't need a man to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we'll ever have is the one with ourselves. ~ Shirley MacLaine

Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you're pretty sexy and you're taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with. ~ Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City"

Don't cry for a man who's left you, the next one may fall for your smile. ~ Mae West
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Too many girls rush into relationships because of the fear of being single, then start making compromises, and losing their identity. Don't do that. ~ Katy Perry

Without a doubt... the worst part of being a single woman was having to take care of your own car. ~ Lisa Kleypas in "Rainshadow Road"

He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude. ~ Aristotle
Being single doesn't mean you know nothing about love. Sometimes being solo is wiser than being in a false relationship. ~ Author Unknown

People are really concerned about my relationship status. When I tell people I'm happy being single, they don't believe me. They say: 'You have to be miserable being alone'. ~ Kelly Clarkson

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed. ~ Madonna
I must learn to love the fool in me, the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. ~ Theodore Isaac Rubin

SINGLE is not a status. It is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others! ~ Abigail Rajkumar
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A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~ Hugh Downs

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore. ~ Lady Gaga
You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose. ~ Jo Courdert
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You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose. ~ Jo Courdert

I like being single, I'm always there when I need me. ~ Art Leo
Being single has its advantages and disadvantages. Again, I am not saying that wanting to be in a relationship with another person is contemptible, no. It is in fact a beautiful desire. What I am saying is that not being in one is not contemptible either. It is up to the person to be content with the choices he/she makes. No matter what happens, we are all masters of our own fate and free will is what gives us that authority. Being a proud individual is never an option, it is a must whether one is or is not in a relationship. After all, you are always in a relationship with yourself. Whether you view these as profound or funny quotes about being single, they all make a point. Interpret it in a positive way and live life to the fullest. And now I shall bid farewell with my favorite quote on this matter as famously uttered by none other than the fabulous Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City" (Season VI, Episode 18 Part II: An American Girl in Paris):

The most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you that you love, well, that's just fabulous.
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