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Is it okay to be single forever?

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Is it okay to be single forever?
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Anonymous
June 27th, 2015 10:07am
of course, as long as you feel comfortable with yourself and don't care what others think. have to be sure of yourself
compassionatePalm07
June 27th, 2015 2:14pm
People say that it is important to have a partner but in today's world it is not impossible to stay single. People do it for different reasons- some feel they cannot settle, some cannot compromise, some for career and some because they are heartbroken. It depends on how independent and strong you are to be self sufficient throughout life. It is not just teenage or adulthood, being single forever means teenage/ adulthood all until old age and death.
Kittty98
June 28th, 2015 12:45pm
It okay to be single, being in a relationship may seem very important. But you have to learn to love yourself before you let someone else love you.
CharlotteBanana97
July 3rd, 2015 11:13am
Of course! If you want to be single, then be single! No one can tell you whether you need to be in a relationship or not.
kashu510
July 3rd, 2015 11:00pm
There is nothing wrong in being single. Sometimes there are people who work better and do things alone than with someone else. It all depends on your preference.
Anonymous
July 4th, 2015 4:00am
It is totally fine to be single forever. However you may decide otherwise as you still go on living. But not wanting to be in a relationship is as normal as being gay is.
cristiana33
July 4th, 2015 4:54pm
I believe it is okay to be however you like as long as it makes you feel good. But if you want to be "single" for the rest of your life, do have in mind the fact you are doing this for yourself and not for others. As long as we keep comparing ourselves or getting someone else's opinions on our choices we will constantly feel we are missing out on something.
Aurelius735
August 16th, 2015 7:55am
It is my firm belief that everyone is simply born different, we have experiences that set us apart from others, our interpretations are highly unique, and we have ended up with core values that are our very own. Some people highly value position in life, how others view them; others just live by the beat of their own inner drums. No one dictated how you should be; you just are.
coffeemanbren2
August 16th, 2015 3:18pm
yes. now somehow i need to find another 96 characters. lol. but seriously. there are probably millions of single people out there that have made a decision to go that way. do whats right for you. and IF you dont want to be single forever and are having a hardtime finding a partner. remember theres a lot of people in the world. try to meet more of them!
brightkitten7
November 9th, 2015 1:41am
Allow things to happen in their own timing. Being single can be just as fulfilling as being in a relationship. As long as you are enjoying life that is all that matters
Anonymous
April 24th, 2018 11:15pm
Absolutely. If you feel satisfied with your life, and don't necessarily want a relationship then nobody should stop you.
Brittneym101
March 8th, 2015 3:20am
Only you can answer this question. It's not a bad thing to be single, but you have to ask yourself is it really what you want and are you really happy with this decision. Some people are the type that just has to have someone up under them that's not a bad thing either, but when you become to dependent on one specific person you may not get the reaction that you want from the other individual. You have a mind of your own it's not like being single is against the law or something. It's all up to you, but always beware of the outcome when it comes to taking this action.
SweetBliss98
April 9th, 2015 12:16am
Of course, if you choose that. If you think you will be because of a current situation however, you shouldn't worry. Everyone has their ups and downs, the right person will come to you when you least expect it!
Anonymous
June 19th, 2015 2:22am
Sure it is, why wouldn't it be? You just have to ask yourself if you're okay with it.
BrokenDefinition
June 19th, 2015 9:44am
It's okay to be single, married, etc., as long as you are happy. There's no time restrictions on happiness.
beautifulBabyCow10
June 20th, 2015 2:23am
Relationship status does not make a person. It is entirely up to how comfortable you are with yourself.
lovelyLynx18
June 21st, 2015 7:22am
Yes it is! All that matters is that you are happy. Who cares if you are single or not? All that should matter is YOUR happiness.
Anonymous
June 24th, 2015 9:02pm
If that's what makes you happy, of course it is! Nobody has to rely on somebody else to make themselves feel happy!
divs15
June 25th, 2015 5:53am
It is definitely alright to embrace your individuality, and although you may feel lonely at times, you'll be pleased with the path you chose for yourself.
Anonymous
June 25th, 2015 5:11pm
It is perfectly okay! It's your life, your choices, if you don't want to be in a relashionship that is perfectly fine. Do what your heart desires.
sarahsarahsarah
June 26th, 2015 4:06pm
It's okay to do whatever you'd like. If someone is happy that's all that matters. Be happy with you.
Anonymous
June 26th, 2015 8:33pm
Of course! My aunt is single and she's amazing. And single guys too x enjoy life. It doesn't matter if you're in your 20s or 70s. Being single is great, every relationship status is fine. I personally would rather be single than with someone I don't care about, or love. Feel free to dm me xx
MotherWillow93
June 27th, 2015 4:05pm
You know yourself best. Some are content on their own and others are happier with someone. Everyone has a different opinion but yours is the only one that matters on the topic.
MostColorfulHello
June 28th, 2015 12:49am
being happy with yourself is paramount to happiness in general. when you love yourself you are capable of anything - so make it a point to find solace in your self before you place too much into another. xo
blackmagic
July 2nd, 2015 8:59pm
yes of course it is. if someone doesnt want to date why shouldnt it be ok? of course its okay and it shouldnt be judged
Anonymous
July 2nd, 2015 10:15pm
Being comfortable in your own skin is what is important and if that is single, all on your own, or if its attached to another person in a healthy relationship, it is all okay! We are in this world on our own and nobody is going to be responsible for our happiness but ourselves, so if being single and rocking your own life on your own terms is what makes you happiest, go for it!!!
Whitepawlove
July 3rd, 2015 2:48am
Of course it is. No one has to find someone if they don't want to. It's all up to you. Your choice to do that
Anonymous
July 3rd, 2015 5:05pm
Yes, because sometimes being in a relationship isn't in ever ones ability and sometimes being single can make you happy
ItIsANewDay
July 4th, 2015 2:50pm
If you feel like that is the best option for you and if it makes you happy and doesen't represent any problem then I guess it is fine.
Anonymous
July 5th, 2015 12:10am
Yes! There is plenty of social stigma against being single that can pressure you into being into a relationship with another person. But being single does not equate to being lonely. If you're not comfortable with someone on that level if intimacy, there's nothing wrong being on your own.