Society pressures people to be in a relationship and to marry. Society continues to push the belief that a relationship is needed to be happy.  This has made it so people don’t know how to be single. You can know how to be single and you can enjoy the single life. You can learn how to be single in five simple steps.

It’s Not a Problem


The first step is to know that it is not a problem to be single. This will require you to change your mindset from believing that a romantic relationship is needed to be happy to know that there is nothing wrong with being single. You may discover that you really enjoy being single!


Enjoy Being Single


You can enjoy being single even though society pushes people to date. Enjoy being single by spending time doing the things that you love. Being single allows you to accept opportunities that come your way. Being single is a time for self-growth. Being single opens the door to master self-love. Being single is a time to learn more about yourself. No matter what type of single you are being single lets you learn to know thyself.


Happy Being Single


Being single is not a sad life. It is a happy life. You can be happy being single.  This requires changing your view of being single from a negative to a positive. A positive shift towards being happily single will help to not get into a bad relationship. A romantic relationship does not mean happiness. Being happy single adds to your confidence as a single person. You can be happily single.


Learn the Single Life Values


You can learn the single life values and implement them in your daily single life. The first value of the single life is autonomy. You are free to direct and to live your life as you choose. The second value of the single life is diversity. Diversity is a value of the single life because there are many different reasons why people are single. The third value of the single life is security. Security is a value of the single because there must be a solid foundation in order to flourish as a single person. The final single life value is flexibility. Flexibility is a single life value because singles have the ability to make choices and to take advantage of opportunities that others in relationships are unable to do in the same situations. You can learn more about the single life which will help you to be able to be single to the fullest.


Be Single to the Fullest


As a single, you might as well choose to be single to the fullest. Make the most of the single life and thrive as a single person. Be single to the fullest by viewing being single as an advantage in life rather than a disadvantage. You can be single to the fullest by using the freedom that comes with the single life to travel, study, pursue your interests, and to develop yourself into the person you want to be. Being single is not an empty life. Being single is a complete life and you can make the choice to be single to the fullest.




These are five simple steps on how to be single even if you do not want to be single. Society pressures people to date and to marry. These five ways on how to be single go against society’s pressure. Being single is not a problem. You can enjoy being single. You can be happy being single. You can use the single life values in your life. You can be single to the fullest in a society that emphasizes romantic relationships. These five ways are a starting point on how to be single in a couple-oriented world.

Views expressed in this article are the author’s opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of Secure Single. It is intended for informational and educational purposes only. It is not investment or financial advice. James Bollen is the author of Thriving Solo: How to Flourish and Live Your Perfect Life (Without A Soulmate). Now available in paperback and for 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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