Quotes To Remember When You're Happily Alone

Updated August 22, 2023by Regain Editorial Team

Are you single and loving it? Or at least trying to love it? Even if you feel lonely sometimes, you're not alone. Around 50% of adults in the United States are unattached. And the joys of being single are backed by scientific research. 

Chatting with a therapist and reminding yourself why you're comfortable being single can help if you ever doubt your relationship status. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of staying single and some quotes to keep in mind about single life. 

The Benefits Of Being Single

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Your marital status doesn't define who you are. Evidence suggests that many single people are just as happy and healthy as people who aren't. And if you've seen headlines suggesting that married people are healthier, don't worry – many singles enjoy some physical and mental health benefits, too! 

For example, singles generally maintain healthier weights and have more consistent fitness regimens than their married counterparts. 

There are also potential social benefits. For instance, those without significant others often spend more time with friends and family than those in relationships. And singles often provide more emotional and physical support for their loved ones.

There's even a celebratory National Singles Day every year on the last day of the third week of September. So if you're single and loving it, you might enjoy planning a personal celebration on National Singles Day! And if you'd like a longer celebration, the third week of September is also National Singles Week. 

Should You Stay Single?

People with different sexualities and identities experience varying levels of attraction and may prefer different types of relationships, and all are valid. So if you want to stay single, go for it! It comes down to your wants and needs and what makes you happy. 

On the other hand, if you're ready to consider a relationship, there's nothing wrong with finding a significant other. It's about what's healthy for you and what makes you happy. 

If you're having difficulty identifying what you want and need or want unbiased advice, therapy might be an excellent place to start. A licensed therapist can help you determine if you want a relationship, what kind of relationship you'd like, and the best way to go about it. And for those who'd like to avoid the extra commute or feel more comfortable at home, online therapy is just as effective as in-person sessions. 

Quotes That Support The Single Life

Social pressure and loneliness might cause you to lose sight of why you enjoy being single. If that sounds like you, these quotes that support single life might remind you of why you made your choice to fly solo: 

"Being single doesn't necessarily mean you're available. Sometimes you have to put up a sign that says, 'Do Not Disturb' on your heart." - Wiz Khalifa

"Single is no longer a lack of options - but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status but to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out." - Mandy Hale

"It's not just O.K. to be single for both men and women - it's wonderful to be single, and society needs to embrace singlehood in all its splendiferous, solitary glory. Next time you see a single woman, instead of asking her where her boyfriend, husband, or eunuch is, congratulate her on her accomplished sense of self and for reaching the solitary mountaintop by herself without a ring on her finger weighing her down like a male paperweight. Without single women and their impressive sense of self, we'd be without Queen Elizabeth I, Marie-Sophie Germain, Susan B. Anthony, Florence Nightingale, Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Diane Keaton, Greta Garbo, Jane Goodall, and me, myself and I. Being single is delightfully more than it's cracked up to be … if you can stand the horror of your own company, that is." - Chelsea Handler

Quotes About Embracing Solitude 

Whether you're single by choice or circumstance, embracing being alone can make the experience easier. And if you do plan to get into a long-term, committed relationship down the road, you may be glad that you leaned into your solitude when you had the chance. 

These quotes about embracing your solitude might help you make peace with your situation regardless of why you're currently single:

"God, my alone feels so good, but lately I've craving something more, something deeper. I want love. But not just any kind of Love, no, I want a love so deep it'd make the ocean jealous. But I'll only have you if you're sweeter than my solitude." - Warsan Shire

Being single doesn't always mean you reject love and relationships. Instead, it shows that you know who you are and what you want. In her poem "Solitude," Kenyan-British poet Warsan Shire celebrates her independence and falling in love. It's a moving poem of self-awareness that may speak to many single individuals. 

"I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not defined by another person." - Oscar Wilde

"If you really are going to be a happy single, you have to stop treating being single as the annoying time that you pass between relationships and embrace it. Rather than focusing on what you lack, focus on what you have: You." - Natalie Lue

Writer and motivational speaker Natalie Lue has also built her online presence by encouraging others to find what brings them peace. In addition, she tackles the concept of people-pleasing, a behavior that can potentially sabotage healthy relationships. 

Quotes About The Benefits Of Being Single

It doesn't take scientific research to see the benefits of being single. People throughout human history have recognized the beauty and value being on your own can provide. And these quotes reflect on some more personal benefits of being single: 

"Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul; above all, he who possesses resources in himself, which he need only contemplate to secure immediate ease of mind – the ease that is but another word for a well-ordered spirit." - Marcus Aurelius

"I was told I was dangerous. I asked why? They said 'Because you don't need anyone.' That's when I smiled." - Unknown

"I was waiting for Prince Charming. Everybody I met was going to be the guy I was going to spend my life with. And then you realize, I'm strong, I'm my keeper, my savior." - Jennifer Lopez

"Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore." - Lady Gaga

In a 2010 interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine, singer and actress Lady Gaga lauded the benefits of being a single woman. So many people in relationships feel pressure to support their partner in every endeavor, often taking their energy and focus away from their personal success. And Lady Gaga encourages people to back away from this behavior, choosing instead to forge their path.

Takeaway 

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Remember, individuals with different sexualities and identities often prefer different types of relationships, and there's no wrong answer. Regardless of why you're single or whether you hope to find a relationship in the future, we hope these quotes can help you feel happy while you're alone. 

If you'd like some support embracing, coping with, or adjusting to the single life, Regain is here to help. We'll match you with a licensed therapist who can help you gain a healthy outside perspective on single life, explore what you want, and find peace within yourself. 

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