50 Being Single Quotes
Let’s be honest, being single can be tough. We live in a world where it seems like the epitome of happiness is centered around finding a significant other, and maybe for some people it is. Very few of us these days come into this world knowing who our soulmates are though, thus almost everyone is single at some point in their lives. So we compiled a list of 50 quotes about being single to help you keep your chin up no matter what.
1“Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.”
― Mandy Hale
Don’t put your life on hold for anything! If you wish you were in love and you aren’t, just remember that often the things we want most come to us unannounced and unexpected.
2“I am not single, I am not taken, I am simply on reserve for the one who deserves my heart.”
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with waiting for a good thing to come your way, and if you want it to, someday it will!
3“Single is no longer a lack of options – but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status but to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out.”
– Mandy Hale
Some people enjoy being single by choice. They choose to take the time to choose themselves before anyone else because they know how important they are at the end of the day.
4“You don’t have to be part of a couple to be happy, you know.”
― Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Some people spend all their single time moping and dreaming about how happy they would be if they had a relationship. While we all have our off days, don’t let it get you down! You are enough!
5“Take your broken heart, make it into art.”
― Carrie Fisher
All energy can be turned into art, good or bad, and maybe others will find your art beautiful.
6“Always remember, there are no ordinary girls.”
On those days when you feel like there’s nothing special or interesting about you to fall in love with, remember that you are extraordinary. You are a beautiful, amazing, human being with the opportunity to change the lives of people around you.
7“Wanted by many, taken by none. Looking at some, waiting for one.”
Knowing that you are worth the world and deserve to be with one amazing person is half the battle.
8“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it for herself.”
As they say, if you want something done right, do it yourself. Build your own life, and if someone wants to share it with you, great.
9“What’s a queen without her king? A queen.”
Queens are not made by kings, queens are made by the need for a benevolent, powerful, intelligent ruler when no man is around to step up and claim the title.
10“I belong deeply to myself.”
Before you give something to someone, you first have to completely own it. So remember that you must first belong to yourself before you can belong to another.
11“When the soul is ready, its mate will appear.”
You’ll never be able to know if you’re ready in the moment, you’ll only be able to look back and know that the time was right. For now, don’t force it.
12“Single |sin•gle| (adjective) – Too fabulous to settle.”
– Mandy Hale
Be grounded and stable in the knowledge that you are waiting for the best and nothing less.
13“People ask me, ‘Why are you single? You’re attractive, intelligent, and creative.’ My reply is, ‘I’m overqualified.’”
Someone as wonderful as you just blows everyone away when you waltz into a room, they’re all speechless! Let them catch their breaths before you expect too much.
14“Getting into a relationship may seem like a good idea, but so was getting into the titanic and look what happened there.”
Sometimes relationships, like physical ships, are doomed from the start to sink to the bottom of the sea. It’s probably a good idea to be able to swim before you hop onboard.
15“And the princess lived happily ever after in her own big castle with all her own money and she took care of herself. The End.”
Having your own castle with your own treasures will always feel more rewarding than enjoying the fruits of someone else’s labor.
16“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
You have the power to direct your life however you wish, and one of the beautiful things about being single is that you don’t have to worry about anyone else while you’re figuring things out.
17“The only thing I’m committed to right now is bettering myself.”
Focusing on becoming the best person you can be is a great part of being single!
18“If you’re single, focus on being a better you instead of looking for someone better than your ex. A better you will attract a better next.”
If you want to attract a different kind of person than the last time, work on becoming a different person in the future.
19“I know what I bring to the table, so trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.”
Discovering yourself and your value is an essential part of being single so that you can not only better a relationship someday, but also better your non-romantic relationships today.
20“You are not single because something is wrong with you. You are single because you refuse to compromise.”
Holding fast to what you want is a rare thing. If you don’t stand for something, you might fall for anything.
21“It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something.”
When the entire world is telling you something’s wrong with you, it can be difficult to remember that your high standards will pay off someday. Keep your chin up!
22“Stop asking why I’m still single. I don’t ask why you’re still married.”
Even though we’re told that getting/being married is the best thing ever, very few people actually emulate that. No matter what, respect your choice to hold the bar high.
23“Don’t be a queen waiting on a king, be a queen busy with her kingdom until her king arrives.”
Why wait for anyone? You’ve got a kingdom to run and citizens to rule!
24“I’m not searching for my other half because I am not a half.”
We were not born or created broken, we were born and created unattached from anyone and anything else, and that is how we will die. So who says we have to live wishing we were bound to another person?
25“I like being single, I’m always there when I need me.”
― Art Leo
Knowing that you are always going to be enough and will always be there to support yourself is freeing and refreshing indeed.
26“I never feel alone realizing the fact that my life is my only life partner.”
― Munia Khan
When you break down the ideology that you are not good enough until you have someone, you can find peace knowing that you will be okay, no matter what happens.
27“Create you own singleness, your own loneliness, and know that you know this is exactly what you are doing. And feel damn right about it.”
― Margaret Aranda
It’s always good to make the decision to go against the grain and the winds of fate at least once or twice. Choose that you are going to be alone, and you might be surprised by what you learn.
28“I will not sulk about having no boyfriend, but develop inner poise and authority and sense of self as woman of substance, complete without boyfriend, as best way to obtain boyfriend.”
― Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary
First of all, sulking doesn’t do anyone any good, least of all the sulker. Become your own woman!
29“I was always an unusual girl. My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean.”
― Lana Del Rey
We all have those traits that some would criticize. Learn to embrace and display them proudly to your advantage!
30“Be weird. Be Random. Be who you are. Because you never know who would love the person you hide.”
– C.S. Lewis
You want someone to love every part of you right? So first you must love every part of you and display them proudly.
31“Too young for marriage, too old for games and too smart for players.”
Some singles are caught up in this awkward middle stage of knowing what you want and no being able to find it anywhere. Slow down, take a breath, and be patient.
32“The most profound relationship we’ll ever have is the one with ourselves.”
– Shirley MacLaine
News flash, you’re the only person you’ll never have to live without. This means you two might want to get to know each other.
33“Be someone who makes you happy.”
Work on becoming that girl you want to see smiling back at you in the mirror.
34“I don’t like to be labeled as lonely just because I’m alone.”
– Delta Burke
Being alone has nothing to do with being lonely. Being lonely comes from feeling like you don’t belong, like something is wrong with you, but that’s not true.
35“Instead of ‘single’ as a marital status they should have ‘Independently owned and operated.”
You’re the boss! You make the rules and you get to decide who comes in and out of your life, embrace it.
36“Great minds think alone.”
– Wiz Khalifa
Some of the best ideas and epiphanies will come to you when you’re the most alone. Sometimes you need some internal silence to listen deeply and reflect.
37“Everyone shines, given the right lighting.”
Someday you’ll find someone who will shine on you just right, but until then work on lighting up your own world.
38“Stay true to your own nature. If you like to do things in a slow and steady way, don’t let others make you feel as if you have to race. If you enjoy depth, don’t force yourself to seek breadth.”
~ Susan Cain
Relationships, like many things in life, are about quality, not quantity. Don’t be afraid to break the norm of dating every person possible and instead take the time to discern what you want.
39“When you stop trying to find the right person and start becoming the right person, the right one will eventually find their way to you.”
Work on becoming authentically you, so you can attract someone who will better your life.
40“I am happy, because I’m single by choice, not by chance.”
And even if you’re single from a relationship gone unexpectedly wrong, you can choose to own being single and make it the best time of your life.
41“I was never less alone than when by myself.”
~ Edward Gibbon
When you’re physically isolated, you can turn inside and listen to the real you, the you who needs to be heard every now and then.
42“Stay single until someone actually compliments your life in a way that it makes it better to not be single. If not, it’s not worth it.”
Once you discover that being single isn’t so bad, you’ll have a better idea of what lengths someone will have to go to in order to improve on that happy state.
43“Maybe some girls are not meant to be tamed. Maybe they are supposed to run wild until they find someone just as wild to run with.”
Isn’t it more fun to run and share something you love with someone rather than give that up for them?
44“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
Being in a place where you are at peace is better than a place where people think you’ve reached your full potential. What people thing of you doesn’t matter!
45“I’ve been single for a while and I have to say it’s going very well. Like … it’s working out. I think I’m the one.”
– Emily Heller
That’s right! You are the one you were meant to spend the rest of your life with!
46“What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.”
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
In a relationship, you always have to be willing to put the other person first. When you’re single, you can go where ever and do whatever you want!
47“I have an independent streak. You know, it’s kind of hard to tell a independent woman what to do.”
– Betty Ford
It is difficult indeed, but only independent women make history.
48“Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress.”
– Kiera Cass
Who doesn’t want a night off and a dress? We understand you Cinderella!
49“A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.”
― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
Think about the power women you know, they don’t need anyone to make them who they are. Neither do you!
50“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Remember, there’s no rush to find someone to share your life with, you’re just getting started. Take your time, and make it worth remembering.