10 Signs You’re Fed Up Being The Single Girl

10 Signs You’re Fed Up Being The Single Girl ©iStock/Mikolette

You enjoy your life and aren’t stressed at all about finding The One, whoever that might be, but lately, your views are starting to change. You’re wondering why this is happening to you and are finding it hard to stay so positive. If this describes you, you might relate to these 10 signs that you’re fed up being the single girl:

  1. You’re tired of the effort. Dating is so much work. It’s practically a full-time job on top of your regular full-time job. Who has the time? Oh yeah, people who want to actually have a relationship sometime (preferably soon, please). It’s totally normal if you feel like you just don’t have anything left in you to put into the search.
  2. You wish your guy would magically appear. You’re old enough now to stop believing in Prince Charming and you know fairy tales are best reserved for storybooks. But you can’t help wishing that your future boyfriend would hurry up and just get here already. And if he could literally fall out of the sky and land on the front step of your apartment building, you wouldn’t complain.
  3. You’ve taken tons of breaks. The amount of times you’ve gotten frustrated and gone on a dating hiatus is kind of frightening. You know the only way to meet someone is to keep trying and are starting to think you wasted too much time.
  4. You’re suddenly super jealous. You know your single status is taking a toll on you when you start getting upset when a friend goes on an awesome first date or finally enters a relationship. This isn’t like you and yet you can’t stop.
  5. Romance seems less cheesy. You used to hate rom-coms and would shun any romance novel. Now you’re swooning faster than you can turn those pages. You consume so many love stories and are hoping you’ll get one of your own soon.
  6. You daydream about the ones you’ve loved. Ex-boyfriends. Lost connections. Past dates. You go through the list of every guy you’ve loved, dated, sort-of dated, or even just rejected online. You wonder if you were wrong and should have given them a chance. Of course you shouldn’t look back but if you are, you know you hate being single now.
  7. The journey seems pointless. You don’t want to feel hopeless but can’t help it. If there really is someone out there for you, why is it taking this long?
  8. You leave dates early. Before, you wanted to be polite. You would hang around a bar for three hours on a Friday evening even when you knew you would never see the guy again. Now you have no problem leaving after even 20 minutes if you know there’s no love connection. Why waste everyone’s time?
  9. You consider the dreaded word. You know the one: settling. You never would have done this before, but now it seems like maybe having anyone would be better than no one.
  10. You’re braver. When you don’t really care about the outcome of a text message or first date, you can be braver than you ever were before. This is a mixed blessing for the single girl. It means you’re pretty awesome, but it also means you’ve been frustrated and upset by too many dates to count. Try to hold on to the fact that you’re getting stronger every day. It will always lead you in the right direction.
Aya Tsintziras is a freelance lifestyle writer and editor from Toronto, Canada. In addition to writing about dating and relationships for Bolde, she also writes about movies, TV, and video games for ScreenRant and GameRant. She has a Political Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Journalism from Ryerson University. You can find her on Twitter @ayatsintziras and on Instagram @aya.tsintziras.