I’m single because I was born that way. —Mae West
If you’re fixated on being part of a couple, here are some reasons to savor your singleness.
Ignore the naysayers. In a couple-driven consumer marketing society, you’re bound to come across people who wonder why you’re single, as if the ultimate goal in life is to pair up with another human being and cling to that ideal as if your life depends on it. They might even imply that something is “wrong” with you if you’re single. Brace yourself for that kind of ignorance. Remember that you don’t have to defend your right for being single, just like it’s rude to attack the validity of someone’s relationship. Just say “I prefer being single” and change the subject or mention that statistics show that 1/2 of all people are single.Ad
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