“But you’re so nice! I can’t believe you’re single?”

“Have you got a boyfriend yet?”

“Clock’s ticking! Hopefully you’ll find someone soon…”

Sound familiar?

If these questions make you shudder, don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

We’re here to tell you that it’s not only a good thing to be single, but that its A-OK!

Psychologist and author of ‘Singled Out’, Dr Bella DePaulo spoke to Vice.com about why you should look forward to being alone.

She says that embracing solitude can leave us open to more psychological growth and development than our married friends.

“The idea that everyone wants to get married seems to be an organising concept of society,” Dr DePaulo said. “If people get married they think they’ll be happier, healthier and live longer.”

Dr DePaulo believes that society have placed the stigma of ‘failure’ if you are single, however, if you buy into that way of thinking, you may start to think that getting married is the only path to happiness.

So what are the benefits of being single?

  • You can really embrace your time alone.
  • You will experience more personal growth and contribute to society in meaningful ways.
  • You can connect more with your support network – friends, siblings, parents, neighbours and co-workers.
  • You have the choice to attend things if you want to or stay at home and watch whatever you want on Netflix.
  • You can focus on YOU being your everything, rather than ‘The One’.
  • If you do want a significant other eventually, you will know who you are and what you deserve!

 

Slay, Single ones! Slay!

“But you’re so nice! I can’t believe you’re single?”

“Have you got a boyfriend yet?”

“Clock’s ticking! Hopefully you’ll find someone soon…”

Sound familiar?

If these questions make you shudder, don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

We’re here to tell you that it’s not only a good thing to be single, but that its A-OK!

Psychologist and author of ‘Singled Out’, Dr Bella DePaulo spoke to Vice.com about why you should look forward to being alone.

She says that embracing solitude can leave us open to more psychological growth and development than our married friends.

“The idea that everyone wants to get married seems to be an organising concept of society,” Dr DePaulo said. “If people get married they think they’ll be happier, healthier and live longer.”

Dr DePaulo believes that society have placed the stigma of ‘failure’ if you are single, however, if you buy into that way of thinking, you may start to think that getting married is the only path to happiness.

So what are the benefits of being single?

  • You can really embrace your time alone.
  • You will experience more personal growth and contribute to society in meaningful ways.
  • You can connect more with your support network – friends, siblings, parents, neighbours and co-workers.
  • You have the choice to attend things if you want to or stay at home and watch whatever you want on Netflix.
  • You can focus on YOU being your everything, rather than ‘The One’.
  • If you do want a significant other eventually, you will know who you are and what you deserve!

 

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Slay, Single ones! Slay!