Then it hit me: Some of my greatest and most memorable life experiences have happened as a single woman.When a person is single, they are free to direct all their energy and attention on new possibilities that don’t necessarily have to associate with finding Ms./Mr.The worst that could happen is that the other person is not interested, but if you don't ask you will never know. When you're in a relationship, it takes up a lot of your time — time that used to be spent with friends.
I remember my first summer in New York City, when I was getting over a relationship that ended after five years.
My sister took me aside and gave me the best piece of dating advice I've heard to this day: "Be selfish." Not rude and mean selfish, but you-do-you selfish.
Right, but instead on the care, well-being, and fulfillment of oneself.
These might include taking on a new hobby or activity, working towards getting a promotion at work, or spending more time with friends and family." — Tania, 25"Being 100% single is the most freeing feeling ever.
I learned this on my own through a major failed long-term relationship that grew out of my 'need' for a boyfriend to make my life fulfilled and happy. Being single, being on your own, is the perfect opportunity for you to live your life for you.
Own it and stop worrying so much about finding your other half." — Elizabeth, 25"I'm STILL single (like, chronically), but my mom told me once that whoever is a match for me is probably out doing the same thing, too — enjoying his 20s and friends, and not needing to settle down yet.
That forced me to join a bunch of groups: for knitters, for gay nerds, and for writers.
And that's how I met both my best friend and my next girlfriend." — Kasey, 27"Live your life for you.
For once in your life, you aren't tied down to anyone else's schedule or expectations.