15 Encouraging Quotes For The Single

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While waiting for the right person to arrive, you may get weary and bored. 

You may even get discouraged and decide to just settle for whoever is available. 

I always say, being single is easy. It is dealing with the judgmental and meddling society that is hard. 

Not everyone will understand your decision to stay single. I gathered 15 encouraging quotes for the single out there to help you get through this stage.

Those who are single by choice and are happy about it are admirable.

It's not easy being alone especially when you are surrounded by twosomes who are too caught up in their own worlds to care about the existence of other people around them.

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So here are some words of encouragement to my single ladies (and men) who are enjoying their freedom, while waiting for the right person who will change their lives forever.

15 Encouraging Quotes for the Single

1. Personally, I think if a woman hasn’t met the right man by the time she’s 24, she may be lucky. -Oprah

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2. It's easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you. -Unknown

Finding the person right for you is indeed difficult. I will not gloss over it. But it won't kill you. It will only make you wiser and stronger. You will learn what you can and cannot allow or tolerate.

The best way to deal with this stage in your life is to enjoy it. Go on dates. Join productive activities. Serve a ministry. Be out there

Having said that, don't take yourself too available for everyone. 

Protect yourself from abusive people. Let go of toxic relationships

It's when you let go of the wrong people in your life that you make space for the right ones.

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3. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. -Timothy Oliveira

There is no such thing as a perfect lover or a perfect relationship. That is because there is no perfect person. But you can still make your relationship work. How? 

By simply working on it! 

Make a decision to love your partner every day. Even when there are times it is quite challenging to do so.

Love is not just a feeling. Love is a decision

Don't wait for the perfect lover. Work on making your love perfectly imperfect. Together.

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4. Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, 

who wants to show you off to the world when you are in track pants, 

who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on. 

One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have YOU... The one who turns to his friends and says, "that's her". -Harry Tottszer

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5. Love is not automatic. It takes conscious practice and awareness, just like playing the piano or golf. 

However, you have ample opportunities to practice. Everyone you meet can be your practice session. -Brandi Snyder

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6. Finding love is like finding shoes. People go after the good-looking ones, but they end up choosing the one they feel comfortable with. -Unknown Author

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7. The bad things in life open your eyes to the good things you weren't paying attention to before. -Good Will Hunting

Maybe you're taking people for granted. Maybe you don't realize how blessed you are because things are going your way. 

Don't curse the bad times. Don't avoid the hardships. They're there to make you appreciate what you have.

Don't despair that you're still single. Some people are praying for what you have right now.


8. Love is not about finding the right person but creating the right relationship. It's not about how much love you have in the beginning but how much love you build till the end. -Unknown

You see couples so in love and happy and think they have it all together. You assume their relationship is a bed of roses. Sorry to burst your bubble, but it's not. 

Happy couples are happy because they went through hell and high waters and survived. What didn't destroy them made them stronger. 

They are happy because they went through pain and emerged better. They are victorious together.


9. If you like someone, tell him, because you might find out that they like you too. -Unknown

There's no harm in trying! It's normal to like someone. Don't let an opportunity pass you by. You will regret what you didn't do. 

Don't let 'what if?' haunt you until your old age.


10. We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. -Sam Keen


11. He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. 

But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can.

He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break.

Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there.

Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you. -Bob Marley


12. You can't make someone love you, all you can do is be someone who can be loved, the rest is up to the person to realize your worth.  -Unknown


13. For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it. -Ivan Panin


14. From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven. And when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, their streams of light flow together, and a single brighter light goes forth from their united being. -Unknown


Some of the people who are pushing you to date may be well-meaning friends. But don't give in to peer pressure.

If you feel that there's something wrong with the decision you're about to make, follow your gut.
If you see red flags on the person you're dating, don't turn a blind eye. It will not go away.

Discern. Pray. Never lower your standards. Never compromise your non-negotiables.

The person that's meant for you will come at the perfect time. Trust me. I've been there. I was waiting for what seemed like forever.

In my waiting, I stayed calm. I rest on God's promise. I enjoyed my time alone and spent time with the people who matter to me.

Trust God's timing.

Don't stop believing in love. It's a wonderful feeling to fall in love.

15. Keep falling in love with the idea of love. Don't let your past hurts taint the way you see love.

When you feel like the enemy is trying to dampen your spirits again, remember that only God can satisfy you fully. 

Don't seek happiness from another. Happiness is an inside job.

And when you can't find encouragement anywhere, come back to these 15 encouraging quotes for the single. 

It will remind you of how awesome it is to be where you are right now and look forward to the next chapter of your life.

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  1. That last one is spot on. When you're looking you'll never find, but when you quit looking it will happen. I was single for 10 years and I never thought I would get married again. Yesterday we celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  2. Hi Lux! "We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. "---Sam Keen I love that one the best. I am never going to be close to perfect, but I am worthy of love, and capable of loving too. I'd never settle for a person who couldn't see past my flaws. And of course, I have to be able to look past a few in him myself!

  3. Some fabulous quotes there, a lovely post.

  4. These are great and I really love that last one!

  5. Not only fun quotes, but wisdom! Thanks Lux.

  6. These quotes are beautiful. it pays to be patient and enjoy the waiting too.
    God Bless Lux

  7. I love the Bob Marley one.

  8. Stunning quotes - I got engaged a week ago so they don't apply to me really but some of them reminded me (OK most of them) of my fiancee... he's such a flipping gem xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    I hope everyone finds true happiness out out.
    Best feeling in the world.


  9. Beautiful meaningful and agree with so much.

  10. Hi Lux, I may be one of your oldest followers and I don’t want to sound like a know-it-all but I hope your younger, single followers will appreciate how lucky they are to have found this post … so many wonderful quotations … so much encouragement. Blessings to you for posting this. Thank you so much for your very kind comments on my April Photos post … I sure agree with you about nature! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. All are lovely quotes about the word love...I love the last one most.

  12. Really nice quotes dear and I love the one "The bad things in life open your eyes to the good things you weren't paying attention to before", this is what has happened to me!! Totally spot on ;)

  13. Thanks dear this quotes are helpful

  14. Interesting quotes today. I was one of the lucky ones, at least the second time around!

  15. If you have room for one more quote: Just because you are alone it does not mean you have to be lonely. After that bit of wisdom I have found that love comes when you are not looking for it. When you look too hard you end up missing some of the things that would normally be warnings to you.

  16. Lux, this is fun, and what I've always told my boys is this: spend time becoming the person you should be, so that you will be ready when you meet the person you will marry.

  17. Such beautiful quotes! I love the one about the spaces between fingers

    Rachel xx

  18. Hi, Lux! There are many great quotes here about love, the mystery surrounding it, the pitfalls, the mistakes people tend to make, the misconceptions about it and the true meaning of it. I believe you know you are in love with someone when you feel comfortable sleeping with him or her. By that I don't mean having sex. I mean literally falling asleep in someone's arms. If you trust someone enough to fall asleep in their presence it is a good sign of compatibility.

    Thanks, dear Lux, and enjoy your weekend!

  19. Wonderful quotes, Lux! My daughter is struggling a little with being single right now. She's so young but at that age where her friends are starting to get married. I'm definitely going to share this with her. I love the last one :)!

  20. I am not single, but I love these quotes! Very beautiful!


  21. Great quotes about being single and knowing that you need to love yourself before you will ever be able to love someone else. I am single but have been married. There is great strength and joy in being single but I pray for all who desire something other than what they have. Blessed you shared this at The Weekend Brew.

  22. A lot of quotes here, and among them a lot of true gems as well. I do know that being single can be hard especially when you get older. Right now I don't mind too much, especially as I am only in high school, so that's fine. But I think maybe these words might apply to me as well, in the future.

  23. Nice pics! Beautiful blog dear, i wait for mine, follow me on gfc and i Follow you back, kisses

  24. Great post!
    Have a nice week end!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase

  25. Enjoy the wait,it's all in God's hand.

  26. Great quotes!

  27. Wonderful post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Angela Donava

  28. Really nice quotes and don't worry, it will come when you won't expect him ;-)

    See you Lux xx

  29. These quotes are awesome! Such great reminders for the single and those in relationships. I especially love the one by Harry Tottszer (Find someone who...). Thanks for sharing!

  30. Lovely quotes, great post darling!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  31. I love those aphorisms about love, what is important is to be happy!

  32. Amazing collection of quotes..Each one of them is so good :)


  33. It is so important to wait until you find the right person! I'm so thankful I found my person already. :-) <3

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  35. Agree with what Timothy Oliveira has to say.

  36. I'm having a hard time picking my favorite quote! I loved, loved, loved the movie Good Will Hunting. Maybe it's that one. :)

    Beautiful thoughts. xo

  37. These are all really beautiful quotes. I want to share them all with my single friends!!!

  38. Needed this. I'm was so close to setting. You just have to be patience.

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  39. A very encouraging post to the many, many of us single ladies out there. :)

  40. Oooooossssshhheeeey Turn uP! For the record Bubba.. That Bob Marley's post was the shizzle.. hehehe i for one believe that Love is an interesting thing.. You know an Event that we all envisage and want to get into so badly.. We picSHur it as perfect from the outside, but the thing kuku is one kain from the inside.. Truly Bubba, there is no perfect SomebORRy, but there are only imperfect people like you and I looking for someone to perfect their imperfection.. and the crowd goes Awwwwggghhh..

    You know ehn, that last picSHur had me thinking, truly until we are comfortable with ourselves, then we will never really be comfortable with another.. My BeauRRiful ex geh friend used to Say "Self Love is the best love.." and regardless of how i hate to say it yeah, that 19 year old child is right. Turn down for what biko?! With Lux yeah, we only Turn uP! And end up with awesome smiles.. **Shines teeth...

  41. Beautiful quotes :)

  42. You've got some beautiful quotes here, Lux.I agree with one of the comments above: I like the last one especially. And Oprah's. I married at 31 and always feel kind of sorry for girls who marry at 21 or 22. Sounds like a terrible thing to say, but that's what I think! Blessings! #TestimonyTuesday

  43. As I'm reading all these quotes I'm listening to love songs trying to pick some for my wedding this summer. I definitely feel lucky that I have found that perfect person for me. That reminder at the end says it so beautifully: you need to be with someone out of love, not loneliness, and I feel so lucky that I found my true love so early in life.

  44. Beautiful post, Lux. I love all your quotes AND your picture clips. We need to hear more encouragement and truth like this instead of the stereotype our culture promotes about relationships., hugs and blessings

  45. this is my favorite and after almost 19 years of marriage rings true
    "We come to love not by finding a perfect person,
    but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
    ---Sam Keen
    thanks for sharing today and for this offering to the #GiveMeGrace community!

  46. I loved that photo of the woman waiting in the rain.

  47. You really know how to connect with your readers.. and the selection of quotes is terrific..


  48. It's easy to feel frustrated by the dating process, but the truth is, finding the person you'll spend the rest of your life with is a very serious thing. It should take lots of time. It's the same with any major commitment you make in life. Too many people settle and end up regretting it (or divorced, having to go through the whole process again a few years down the road!). It's best to be patient and know it's coming...

  49. ;)

    São nos momentos mais improváveis que encontramos a pessoa certa!

    Ótima terça!

    Beijo! ^^

  50. now those are all great and inspiring lines!

  51. Love this post :)

  52. The Bible tells us that who ever finds a wife, finds a "Good Thing." Not very romantic, but so true. I like what you said right off about NOT being willing to "settle" just because you are tired of waiting. My daughters were in their 30's before they found the right one. They had opportunities to marry, but the men were not right. Some were disrespectful, not caring, proud, selfish etc. Find a man who treats you with respect and does NOT use ugly pet names for you. Thank you for the awesome quotes and for blessing us all here at Tell me a Story.

  53. Awesome quotes! I'm married friends say that I'm smarter than they are for waiting for the perfect guy. They are all regretting settling down so soon, when they barely had time to live and learn to even love themselves.

  54. Lovely words! I wish I'd had a few of these for my oldest when she was struggling with being single a while back. This one is wonderful: "The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in." ---Unknown Love!

  55. I actually quite enjoyed being single :)

  56. Lovely inspirational quotes , i love the one with the fingers. Great post


  57. Hello greeting and good wishes.

    Fabulous quotes and each quote is worth pondering over.

    Do you really think think anyone can find a perfect partner? I don't think. If someone waits to find a perfect partner, he or she will never get married.

    No one is perfect and therefore when everyone is looking for a perfect partner this will never happen. Both partners have to adjust with each other, they have to cooperated with each other, they have to understand each other, they have to trust each other etc. Well, human beings are very complicated. Two people brought up by two different parents, two people who lived under different circumstances, two people who have different aims and ambitions, two people with different temperaments, two people filled with huge egos have to sacrifice a lot to live under one roof and get along with each other with mutual trust and love.

    Your excellent post is very thought provoking. I hope and pray that everyone will find a suitable partner so that there will be no divorces, no splits, no heartaches, no children without parents love and care.

    Best wishes

  58. You're amazingly positive Lux! I'm single too and I enjoy every moment of it :D

    Nilu Yuleena
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  59. Well said my dear. Nice post, keep up the good writing. :)

  60. The last picture is so much true! I don´t regret being single for years, because now I know I´m not with my man just because I can´t live without him. It´s because I dont want to.


  61. Lux... I tried to comment on your newest post and the cooment box doesn't pop up... did you want it to be like that? I just wondered... I hope everything is good xox

  62. Wow! I really enjoyed this, Lux. I love the quotes. This was one of my favorites: "We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love."
    ---Timothy Oliveira

    Good for you for encouraging fellow singles! Blessings from "Espressos of Faith"!

  63. I love quotes you sharing, true beautiful yet meaningful.


  64. I enjoyed reading all of these :).

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  66. This is a beautiful post! Thank you so much for sharing it at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

  67. Perfection has duality in nature of existence. Philosophers say that it's unknowable, inconceivable...I think it's constantly present all around us, we just need to have the eyes and the soul to perceive it:)
    I love the quotes you've gathered, lovely choices!

  68. This so much worth of a read than people's rants on Facebook for being single on Valentine's Day.

    These quotes are beautiful simply because love itself is beautiful!

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