Are you the last single in your friends’ group? In the age of social media people love to show off getting into a relationship, getting engaged, and getting married. There is no reason for you to feel sad or to be embarrassed that you are the last single in your friends’ group. Here are eight simple ways for how to deal with being single among your dating and married friends.

Are You The Last Single In Your Friends’ Group? Here Are 8 Ways To Deal

Don’t Feel Bad About Being Single

The first thing that you need to do is get over the negative stereotypes and stigmas associated with being single. They are not true! Choose today to start to look at being single and the single life in a positive light. You should not feel bad because you’re the only uncoupled friend in your friend group.

Hang Out With Your Coupled Friends

Make a point to hang out with your coupled friends. You don’t need to begin dating someone to hang out with your friends. You knew them before they were in relationships and you will know them afterward if those relationships work out or they break up or end in divorce.

Go On Your Own Adventures

The single life offers you the opportunity to go on your own adventures. Solo travel and see the world alone. Try a new restaurant. Dine alone. Do something different. Take a chance. Go on your own adventures!

Tell Your Friends How You Feel

Tell your friends how you feel about being single. Being single is not the end of the world and romantic relationships do not give ultimate meaning to life. Be honest with your friends and tell them exactly how you feel when you are not invited out because you would be the third-wheel and work to change their minds. Tell your friends how you feel about being single.

Be You

The most important thing that you can learn in life is to just be you. Focus on the things that you enjoy. Work to develop personal and professional skills. Work to develop the best version of yourself. Just be you! Do not let anyone change you.

Embrace Your Singlehood

The single life is worth living and you can embrace singlehood even though your friends are all coupled up. After you accept singlehood, you can adopt the values of the single life.

Be Patient If You Want a Relationship

If you are a relationship-oriented single and you want to be in a romantic relationship be patient but in the meantime use your time being single to focus on you. This is a time to learn more about yourself and to figure out what you want in a partner.

Enjoy Being Single By Choice

If you are single by choice, embrace it fully and let your friends and family know! You are single and off the market.

Being the last single in your friends’ group is actually a positive position to be in among your social group. It is a chance for you to grow into the person who you want to become and to work to achieve your life goals. Take your status as the single in your friends’ group to educate your coupled friends about the benefits of the single life.

Views expressed in this article are opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Secure Single. It is intended for informational and educational purposes only. James Bollen is the author of Thriving Solo: How to Flourish and Live Your Perfect Life (Without A Soulmate). Now available in paperback and on the Kindle on Amazon. Subscribe to Secure Single’s Substack for free!
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James Bollen is the Founder and President of Secure Single. He is an entrepreneur and a content creator with the goal of helping all different types of singles to learn to thrive as a single person.
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