Over and over I’ve heard many of my single friends list the pros and cons of being single. They will say, “I get talk and flirt with whoever I want and not worry about it,” and “I can do whatever I want when I want to,” but every now and then I hear, “Where are all the good guys/ girls?” In a society that looks highly on people in relationships, is there too much pressure on singles to become a couple?
One of my girlfriends lives to be in a relationship, she will tell anyone that she is in love with being in love. When her relationship ended recently, she fell a part and didn’t want to mention love again. She felt like she failed somehow; so she went out to find her next man. She refused to stay single, because to her there is nothing but being a couple.
I didn’t realize till now how the world bombards us with pictures of couples and being in love, it’s everywhere. I asked my friends what is the worst part about being single and the biggest response I received was being lonely. They brought up feels of being the odd one out when they hangout with couples or going home alone and have no one to chill with.
For those that are single and not looking, I applaud you and hope that pressure doesn’t phase you. For those that are singles and looking for someone, one piece of advice I would give is to look for someone who knows who they are. Being involved with someone who is half of what they are meant to be won’t work out. So look for that person wants to grow and wants for you to grow as well.