I have been single for quite some time now. I may tend to view it as not by choice, however I tend to have high standards, so in reality it kind of is. It’s hard to find the right guy and not waste your time on guys you know aren’t right for you. It’s scary to start a relationship in fear of not getting hurt. It’s also hard to go to bed alone every night, not have someone to share your life with, wanting to start a family but you can’t do it on your own. Pros and cons to each situation and this is no exception. Most days I am completely fine with being single, knowing I refuse to settle for less than what I deserve and being okay patiently waiting for it. Some days, it’s really hard knowing you’re alone. Recently, I have fallen into one of those funks where I’m struggling with being single. I decided to sift through my Pinterest board “Single Living” and dig up some inspiration to share with you and to motivate me to see the positives in being “alone.” Being a girl, I’ve related mostly to the guy directed quotes, however whether you’re a guy or a girl, these still pertain to all of us. I hope you can find something helpful from these 52 quotes and to know that you certainly are not alone.
*Here’s to the girls who love someone that doesn’t love them. The hopeless romantics and the daydreamers. The girls that fall and get hurt, but still stand up smiling. The girls that don’t catch everyone’s attention at first. Here’s to the girls that will someday find that happy ending they dream about.
*Don’t chase these boys. Don’t depend on anybody. Do your thing. – Nicki Minaj
*Who needs a man when you have a body pillow?
(seriously, invest in one if you don’t already have one. I did and I LOVE it!!!)
*If I’m not with somebody who really excites me or inspires me, then I’d rather be by myself.
*Why being single is so great:
-You can eat whatever you want.
-You get the whole bed.
-You don’t have to make an effort.
-You don’t have to worry about hurting.
-You don’t have to buy Valentine’s Day crap.
-You have freedom, to choose.
-No having to tell someone where you are.
-You have complete control.
-You can experiment with who you are and what you like.
-You can do what you want, when you want.
-You have the chance to bond with friends.
-Loneliness hurts less.
*I’m single and it’s staying like that until I meet someone worth the try.
*It’s OKAY to be alone.
*If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress. – Buddha
*Being single is getting over the illusion that there is somebody out there to complete you and taking charge of your own life. – Omkar Phatack
*It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything, just to say they have something.
*And maybe a happy ending doesn’t include a guy. Maybe it’s you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over. Freeing yourself up for something better in the future. Maybe the happy ending is just moving on.
*I’m single because I’m strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others.
*The next time you check the box “S” for single, remember this: singleness is no longer a lack of options but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status and live everyday happily and let your ever after work itself out. Whether or not you have someone in your passenger seat, you are still the driver of your own life and can take whatever road you choose. So next time you hit a speed bump, otherwise known as the age-old question “Why are you still single?” look em in the eye and say “Because I’m too strong, too smart, and too fabulous to settle.” – Mandy Hale
*She’s single, not because she can’t find a man, but because she’s waiting for the right man to come along and make her feel so secure in the relationship that loving him just comes natural and easy.
*If you’re single, don’t worry about finding someone. Instead, enjoy yourself. Eat good food. Travel to neat places. Laugh with people you have nothing in common with. Do whatever makes you happiest. You are not in need of an “other half.” You are already whole. If you meet someone, then you will still be whole. Tell yourself you are wonderful. Don’t hang out with anyone who makes you feel like you’re not. You don’t need anyone to be happy. Focus on yourself and everything else will eventually fall into place.
*Yes, I’m alone, but I’m alone and free. – Elsa, Frozen
*I don’t need prince charming to have my own happy ending. – Katy Perry
*I might not be someone’s first choice, but I am a great choice. I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not, because I’m good at being me. I might not be proud of some of the things I’ve done in the past, but I’m proud of who I am today. I may not be perfect, but I don’t need to be. Take me as I am or watch me as I walk away.
*I’m not a one in a million kind of a girl. I’m a once in a lifetime kind of woman.
*I’m not going to cry over him, because that’s what he wants. I’m gonna keep my head up, smile and show that motherfucker what he’s missing.
*Time waits for no man. Neither does a good woman.
*Don’t be the girl who needs a man. Be the girl a man needs.
*Choosing to be single isn’t selfish. It’s smarter to be alone than with the wrong person.
*I’m free to sing, dance, laugh out loud, do house chores whenever, read when I want to, go to bed late, talk to whomever, go out whenever and do whatever!
*Appreciate being single because that’s when you grow the most and with growth, you come to know what you’re looking for. – Daniel Goddard
*Use the opportunity of being single to love yourself and focus on making you a better person.
*If you’re single, focus on a better you instead of looking for someone better than your ex. A better you will attract a better next.
*A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with. – Ellen J. Barrier
*Money only impresses lazy girls. When a woman works hard, a man with money is a bonus, not a ladder to upgrade.
*He’s going to be sorry he lost you, so stop worrying. Forget the past, forget the pain, and remember what an incredible woman you are.
*Being single means you’re taking your tie deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.
*Cheer up, sweet, beautiful girl. You are going to be in love again and it will be magnificent.
*Until you get comfortable with being alone, you will never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.
*Enjoy your own company!
*Single doesn’t mean you don’t know anything about love. It just means you know enough to wait for it.
*Love is not something you go out and look for. Love finds you and when it does, ready or not, it will be the best thing to ever happen to you.
*Don’t rely on a prince. Save yourself!
*I like being single. I’m always there when I need me.
*It’s better to be single with high standards than in a relationship settling for less.
*Strong. Independent. Noticeable. Generous. Loving. Enlightened. S.I.N.G.L.E.
*I recommend to all my friends that they be alone for awhile. When you spend a few years being who you are, completely unbiased, you can figure out what you actually want. – Taylor Swift
*Single is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize. – Mandy Hale
*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.
*Just because you don’t have a prince, doesn’t mean you’re not a princess.
*The smarter the woman is, the more difficult it is to find the right man.
*Don’t find love, let love find you. That’s why it’s called falling in love, because you don’t force yourself, you just fall.
*Date yourself. Take yourself out to eat. Don’t share your popcorn at the movies with anyone. Stroll around an art museum alone. Fall in love with canvases. Fall in love with yourself.
*The smartest thing a woman can ever learn, is the never need a man.
*Stay single until someone actually compliments your life in a way that makes it better not to be single. If not, it’s not worth it.
*Waiting for someone else to make you happy is the best way to be sad.
*She’s single because she refuses to change her relationship status for someone who falls short for what she deserves. Knowing her self value, she’s chosen to preserve a spot in her heart for a real man, someone mature enough to understand that loyalty, commitment and honesty is a priority, not an option.
*Single doesn’t always mean lonely. Relationship doesn’t always mean happy.
I hope somewhere in here, you found something that really spoke to you. Even if you are in a relationship, maybe you realize you’re not happy and though you’ve been too scared to end it in fear of being alone, you now realize that it’s okay. You will be okay. Just because we’re single, does not mean we don’t have anything going for us. We are never alone in our journey, whether it’s family or friends or coworkers.. or even strangers, someone else is usually going through or has gone through what you are going through. You just need to know where to look for guidance. I find a lot of my guidance simply through inspirational quotes like the ones above. I hope you were able to as well.
Embrace being single!
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