People may be single for many different reasons. What does it mean to be perpetually single? This article will answer seven questions that someone may ask regarding what it means to be a perpetual single.


What Does It Mean To Be Perpetually Single? 


Perpetually single, or perpetual single, combines the words “perpetual” and “single.” Perpetual means “continuing forever” or “occurring continually: indefinitely long-continued,” according to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary. According to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, single means “not married” and “an unmarried person and especially one young and socially active —usually used in plural.” Combining these words, you get the definition below.


Being perpetually single means that someone remains single for an extended period or forever. They may or may not want to be a perpetual single. They continue to be single, even if someone may want a romantic relationship. They may not have found someone to settle down with yet. A perpetual single may be single for most of their lives, even if they want to date or marry.


Why Would Someone Be Perpetually Single? 


Someone may be a perpetual single because they cannot find someone to date. They could always enjoy being single, but they have not yet made it a choice to be single. If it is the first option, they continue to be singles even if what they want is a romantic relationship. For the second option, they have not yet made a conscious decision to be single by choice. They remain in a middle area where they are always single, yet they may want to date or not know that being single by choice is another available option.


Is It Wrong To Be Perpetually Single? 


There is nothing wrong with being perpetually single. Similarly, there is nothing wrong with being single. It is natural to be single. However, society pressures people to date. Each person has their reasons for why they may currently be single.


Who Can Be Perpetually Single? 


Anyone can be perpetually single. Both men and women can be perpetually single. It will depend on where they are in their life and what may be the reason why they are a perpetual single. Each person has their circumstances and reasons for why they may be a perpetual single.


Where Can Someone Be Perpetually Single? 


Someone can be perpetually single anywhere around the world. As long they have been single for a length of time, then they can be considered a perpetual single.


When Can Someone Be Perpetually Single?


Someone could be perpetually single if they have always been single, but they have always wanted a romantic relationship. If someone recently has gotten out of a romantic relationship and has been single for a long time, they can become a perpetual single. The length of what is considered a long-time depends upon each individual’s time frame.


How Can Someone Make The Most Of Being Perpetually Single? 


A perpetual single can make the most of being single by learning to enjoy being single. Instead of always trying to date or pursue romantic relationships, they can use their time being single to work on themselves. They can invest in themselves. Perpetual singles can learn about their weaknesses, strengths, and passions and develop hard skills. They can work to develop their skills to make them valuable to employers in the job market.


They can learn soft skills to improve their relationships with co-workers, friends, and family. They can save money. It is a time to learn to follow a budget. Work to pay off any debt. They can learn about investing. Perpetual singles can solo travel.


Being single is a time to focus on yourself. It is a time to work on your self-development. It is an opportunity to level up your soft and hard skills, travel, improve your health, and build your net worth. There is nothing wrong with being single.




A perpetual single is someone who continues to remain single even if they would rather be in a romantic relationship. If they enjoy being single, they may not have decided to move from being a perpetual single to being single by choice. While someone is perpetually single, they can focus on themselves to improve different areas of their life.

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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