13 Quotes to Make You Embrace the Single Life

By Kylee McGrane - 5:57 AM

Single. Although it's simply a relationship status single is often seen as synonymous with being alone or empty or isolated. It perpetuates questions like, "why aren't you in a relationship?" or "are you sure you're not lonely?" at family dinner conversations. Being single can be scary and unwanted, but it doesn't have to. Being single can be a liberating time in your life when you find out who you are and what you want. Here are 13 of my favorite quotes that embrace that very mantra.

Learn how to be
lonely. Learn what it’s like to know
that you are coming home to 
yourself night after night—
that empty is just another word
for open.



Do not text him. 
You don’t really want to talk to him about the weather or how he is or if he failed that quiz. 
Do not text him. 
All you want to say is “I miss you. Please love me again.” But instead you text him “Hey.” and wait heart in throat for him to respond. 
Do not text him.
You don’t really want to text him about how your song came on the radio and it made you think of him. 
Do not text him. 
All you want is for him to text you. “I miss you. I love you. Can I come back?
Do not text him.
That will never be his response.







Love should never have to be second guessed. It should be full of stay safe texts and calls, it should be laughing at each others jokes even when they mess up the punch line or do not make any sense, it should be singing off key and dancing in the shower, it should be yelling at one another when they do something that might be dangerous, it should be Midnight laughing and morning kisses, it should be arguing one minute and holding hands the next minute, it should be knowing each others quirks and habits inside and out, it should be full of compromises and always listening, it should be watching each others shows together even if one of you absolutely hate that show, it should be going to a chick flick or an action movie, it should be flirting one minute and talking about the economy the next minute. It shouldn’t be perfect. Love is very far from perfect. But you should never feel broken or worthless or wondering if you are loved in a relationship. When it’s real, oh god, it’s real.



"You are not too sensitive or too needy. You are thoughtful and empathetic. You are compassionate and kind. And - with or without anyone's acknowledgment or affection - you are enough." -Daniel Koepke



"When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It's not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It's up to you. Encourage should come from the inside." -Joel Osteen

"Ten years from now make sure you can say that you chose your life, you didn't settle for it." -Mandy Hale


"You’re single because you’re single. It’s not because you texted too much or too little or waited 33 minutes to respond because he took 23. It’s not because you met up with your ex that night at 5 a.m. that no one knows about, or because you kissed another boy after a date with a loser.
You’re not single because you accidentally spit food on that date or tripped coming out the the movie theatre. You’re not single because you hurt your first boyfriend really badly when you were 15 or because you have yet, to this day, to apologize. It’s not because you were secretly jealous when your friend got a boyfriend or that a guy you dated for two months now has a really cute girlfriend and looks really happy. And you’re happy for him. But still ill that he found someone before you. You’re not single because you slept with your ex boyfriend. You’re not single because half the world found out when you didn’t even want to remember it yourself. You’re not single because you think the guy your friend wants to hook you up with is ugly or not tall enough. You’re not single because your standards are too high. Good for you for having standards. It’s not because you didn’t like that really, really good guy who wanted to take you on a date and you just weren’t feeling it. And it’s not because you like to wear pajama pants as soon as you get home and wash all the makeup off your face. You’re not single because you didn’t learn enough from the past or would rather chill on a Friday night with your blanket and a cold beer than shower, get ready, and go out. You’re not single because something is wrong with you. You are single because you are single. It’s really as simple as that. You haven’t made the connection with another heart yet. You can get dolled up, dress cute, cut your hair, dye your hair, tweeze your eyebrows, put on lipstick and you may still. be. single. You can go out to a bar hoping to meet the love of your life and not find a damn one in the place attractive. And it’s going to remain that way until it’s time for you to find one. Stop hoping for it. Start living the life that you do have instead of wishing for things that you don’t have. There will come a time you’ll meet a boy and you’ll have to give up some of this single freedom you currently have. Start being more thankful. Start doing that now.”



"Stop seeing the world over the edge of a Nicholas Sparks book. Romantic love is amazing. To many, the most beautiful feeling in the world. But it’s not necessary to make your world turn. And not necessary to make your life worth being lived."     

So, enjoy the single life. Beyonce did. 

Infinite x's and o's,
Kylee

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