Is it bad to be single?

Sometimes it feels like there are couples everywhere, and that there’s pressure to be in a relationship.

A young woman looking happy

The truth is, everybody’s different.

Maybe you don’t want a relationship or you don’t feel ready for one. That’s ok – there’s nothing wrong with being single. You’re not automatically lonely because you’re not part of a couple.

And remember, being single is heaps better than being in a bad relationship.

Good things about being single

You can

  • do what you want when you want
  • flirt with who you want when you want
  • go as many dates as you want
  • focus on other things like friends, hobbies, sports, and study.

The best way to find someone or to not mind being single for now, is to be happy with yourself.

Get to know what you want and what makes you happy.

Remember, it’s ok to be single.

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This information was taken from the book ‘Girl Stuff: Your Full On Guide to the Teen Years’ by Kaz Cooke, published by Penguin Australia, and used by permission.

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5 Responses to “Is it bad to be single?”

  1. of course it is bad to be singel, who wants to be by them self for the rest of there life and no one to look after you when your sick.

  2. Sure Josh, I agree, being single for your whole life would be bad.

    But even older people who are single often have friends or family to look after them when they’re sick?

    This page was trying to say that it’s ok to be single some of the time.

    Sometimes people are scared to be single and will stay in a bad relationship just so they won’t be single.

    I think there’s good things about being single, like you can get to know yourself better, do the things you want to do and spend more time with friends.

    It’s much better to be single than be in a relationship with someone that makes you feel bad about yourself.

  3. Being single is GREAT!! When you are single you are able to do more fun things with your best friends then you would while dating. We should never feel that we should/ need a boyfriend because of any kind of pressure. Never allowing us to be defined by our status! Embrace life and enjoy being single!

  4. I find it really annoying when people think there is something wrong with you if you are single, or don’t want children.

    To them, it doesn’t matter if you have great friends, a brilliant job and are really successful because (apparently) without a partner, you must be incomplete

  5. Being Single is great, you learn more about who you are, and its a great way to find inner happiness so you can be happy when you do find someone right..