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  1. Join Date
    Oct 2002
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    Taken from:
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    1. Ignore the naysayers. In a couple-driven consumer marketing society, you're bound to come across people who wonder why you're single, as if the ultimate goal in life is to pair up with another human being and cling to that ideal as if your life depends on it. They might even imply that something's "wrong" with you if you're single. Brace yourself for that kind of ignorance. Remember that you don't have to defend your singledom,just like it's rude to attack the validity of someone's relationship. Just say "I prefer being single" and change the subject or mention that statistics show that 1/2 of all people are single.


    2. Focus on friendship. Being single doesn't have to mean being lonely. When you're single, you have more time to do a variety of things, all of which are opportunities to forge new friendships. Even if you're an introvert, this can be an excellent time to nurture your extroverted side. But social butterflies can grapple with loneliness too. Make it a priority in your life to create meaningful friendships and enrich your existing ones.


    3. Enjoy your freedom. Everybody has radical little fantasies...and the chances of pairing up with someone who shares such a fantasy with equal fervor is not something to hold your breath for. So what are you waiting for? Find some people who have the same idea, or just go for it alone, and you'll meet like-minded people along the way.


    4. Appreciate the absence of compromise. Classic relationship advice dictates that compromise, sacrifice are essential to a healthy relationship. Perhaps if you've been in a relationship before, you realize how much stuff you had to give up in order to make that relationship work. Or maybe you forgot about that stuff, because you're focused on the things you miss. Well, this is a good time to shift that focus. If you're a slob, isn't it great to be able to leave your stuff laying around, without anybody minding? If you're a neat freak, isn't it wonderful to be able to organize everything, and find it the way you left it? Isn't it nice to be able to cook and eat and enjoy foods that a partner might be averse to? Isn't it cool to be able to go out spontaneously, without wondering whether your partner can or should be invited? A relationship can add many good things to your life, but it also adds some rigidity, so take the time to appreciate your current flexibility.


    5. Cherish the excitement. Relationships tend to come along with planning--for example, you can't just accept a job across the country without touching base with your significant other. And generally, if you're in it for the long haul, you'll likely talk about what you'll be doing years from now. But when you're single, the future is completely open. Today you're at your desk, and a year from now you might be camping in Alaska. Right now you're single, but tomorrow you might meet your soulmate. Who knows? Fantasize. Be spontaneous. Be bold.


    6. Spoil Yourself. Being single gives you a lot more "you" time. Go spoil yourself! Get a pedicure, go shopping, get a massage, and pamper yourself!

  2. Join Date
    Dec 2006
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    #2
    Enjoy the "variety"

  3. Join Date
    Jun 2009
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    #3
    Enjoy life while you are young and un-attached. It is really frustrating among married people that they curse you if you are still single. They seem you are committing a big crime and your life is incomplete if you don't have a partner. In my case, I just ignore them and change the topic of conversation. They have no business in mendling my affairs. Okay if they could find you a suitable partner, fine. But the bottomline is, enjoy life to the fullest. Never mind them, just go on their own, mind their own business. Period.

"How to Enjoy Being Single"