What I Learned After a Year of Being Single

I feel that this title really explains everything I will be talking about today, so let’s just dive in to the interesting parts that you’re here for.

I’ve always been independent. I went 19 years of my life doing well on my own, never needing anyone, and generally getting by on my own skill, wit, and ability. To me, dating was just a luxury, because I don’t need a man.

What I learned being single

And then I had my first real, serious relationship and it ended in flames a year ago. It was traumatic how upset I was then, because I had indulged in that luxury enough I had thought it was a necessity. A year later, I’ve come back to my senses. The part of me that I lost in that year and a half relationship have come back, and I couldn’t be happier. And it’s reminded me of why being single is kind of the best.Read More

How to Be Single on Valentine's Day

For the first time in two years I am single on Valentine’s Day. And I won’t lie – I’m really excited.

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When you’re in a relationship Valentine’s Day is a very cut and dry holiday. But what about when you’re single? Easy, the playing field is open! You don’t have to do any of the normal romantic activities with a significant other. Instead, let’s celebrate the person you adore most – You.

Below is a compilation of ways to spend tomorrow’s holiday when you’re single and loving it.Read More

The Art of Being Single

Happy Inappropriate Wednesday!

If you don’t know what Inappropriate Wednesday is,here’s a quick synopsis: It all started about two weeks ago with KatySueSays and it’s moved onto a bunch of my other friends, and it is basically where we spend our Wednesday (otherwise known as Hump Day) telling each other pick up lines and graphically describing how attractive some people are and other ‘inappropriate’ jokes. It’s just a fun day.

Anyway, I thought I’d celebrate Inappropriate Wednesday with all of you with a subject that is particularly close to my heart: being single.

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The other day I was sitting with my friend Tiffany talking about how we didn’t need to be in relationships. Her reason was that she was waiting until she was 18. Mine was that I’ve perfected the art of being single and don’t want to have to start again from scratch.

Being single, I feel like it has a negative connotation. Like you’re not pretty or good enough to be liked by someone else. But I don’t think that’s true. It’s easy to be single and just not want to be in a relationship. Unfortunately, it is those people who think that they’re single because they are unwanted who give us a bad name.

We all know those people who are constantly in relationships, and I believe half the reason they have this particular ‘infliction’ is that they don’t know how to be successfully single. There are a few steps of being single that make it possibly even better than being in relationship. Who knows?

Anyway, below are my steps to being single that just make it a lot of fun and make me happy to be single (plus, you can comment on attractive people, which is not recommended in a relationship).

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