There’s nothing wrong with being single. In fact, it can be such a freeing way to spend a chapter of your life. However, there’s a difference between choosing to be single and being too afraid to fall in love.
But what if you don’t know which camp you fall in? YourTango is here to help. The culture blog put together a list of five lessons from people who are happily single. Seeing which of these lessons resonate is a great first step in figuring out where you are and how you feel.
Bring The Pain – Many who are happier single aren’t afraid of being hurt. They simply may have other priorities outside of finding a mate. It’s also common for people to love their alone time, which includes coming and going as they please.
Higher Calling – For some people, the desire to create a connection to a spiritual source takes priority over seeking out a flesh-based relationship. This includes, but is not limited to nuns or monks who focus on their relationship with God above all else.
No Worries – Some who are single don’t harbor a secret desire to have someone ride in on a trusty steed and completely change their life like in a fairytale. They’re also not worried about “ending up alone.”
Owning Up To It – Those who consciously choose to be single aren’t pointing the finger at others for being in this situation. They actually know why they’re making the decision to stay solo and they’re fine with it.
Don’t Look Back – Finally, many who choose singledom aren’t making this decision because of past heartbreak. They’re living in the present instead of running from the past.