10 Rules For Forever Alone Women To Live By

10 Rules For Forever Alone Women To Live By ©iStock/Georgijevic

There’s nothing wrong with being single, as long as you know how to keep yourself happy. After all, you’re the only person that you can really rely on in the end anyway, and being on your own doesn’t have to mean being miserable. Here are a few rules “forever alone” women should live by to be happier:

  1. Don’t get too comfortable being alone. One day, you’re going to find a man that deserves you. When that happens, you don’t want to have too much trouble adjusting to sharing a bed and a bathroom. Don’t get set in your ways, because your luck will eventually change.
  2. Find single friends. If you find friends that are “forever alone” like you, then you won’t get stuck being the third wheel everywhere you go. You won’t have to hear constant complaints about your friends’ relationships, either. You’ll get a chance to enjoy single life with girls who understand what you’re going through.
  3. Make your career your top priority. It’s impossible to control Cupid, but you have power over how well you do at work. That’s why your main focus should be on your job. Who knows, you might end up meeting the love of your life at a conference.
  4. Don’t get attached too soon. When a new man enters your life, don’t get too excited, because he might not be around for long. Wait until he earns your trust. That way, you won’t get let down time and time again.
  5. Stop worrying about how others see you. Single ladies need thick skin. When you go to family parties, and your aunt asks you why you’re still alone, don’t let the question get to you. Instead of focusing on your single status, she should be focusing on her pending divorce, anyway.
  6. Go out by yourself. Don’t be afraid to see a movie alone or to go to a concert alone. When you’re not surrounded by ten other girls, men will feel more comfortable approaching you. Even if you don’t meet the love of your life like this, you’ll definitely make some new friends.
  7. Don’t become a skeptic. Love shouldn’t be your main priority, but you shouldn’t give up on it, either. You’re going to find the person meant for you eventually. You just have to stay optimistic.
  8. Support your fellow women. If your friend complains about her nasty boyfriend, don’t tell her she should be happy she has a boyfriend at all, just to shut her up. Be there for her in the way you’d want her to be there for you. It’s not her fault she’s in a relationship while you’re still waiting on Mr. Right.
  9. Don’t assume love is the be all, end all. A boyfriend isn’t going to magically make your life worth living. Relationships are a beautiful thing, but you shouldn’t overestimate the power of love. It isn’t going to save you.
  10. Love yourself. Love yourself when you’re covered in cat fur and acne cream. Love yourself on the days when you screw up so badly you want to cry. Love yourself, even if it feels like there’s no one else out there who ever will.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.