For all intents and purposes, I am single and have been for some time now. I have the kind of personality that doesn’t need or want to be in a relationship constantly. I’m independent, ambitious, and incredibly invested in my friendships. I’m not somebody who needs to be convinced that it’s okay to be single.
If you’re one of those people who have not been single since you were 16, I understand the fear of being alone. When you’re single, it’s harder to find that one person that always has your back. You have to spend a lot more time with yourself and learn to like yourself as an individual instead of as a partner. Whether you’re recently single or you’re a longtime bachelor or bachelorette, it’s important to remind yourself of the good parts of being alone. Just because society looks down upon single people, it doesn’t mean you have to!