15 Signs You're Comfortable Being Single

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Woman sitting comfortably by the window with coffee
It's good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an 
opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone.
-Amy Sedaris

This post was originally written for and posted on Thought Catalog.

15 Signs You're Comfortable Being Single

1. You’re okay staying in on a beautiful weekend. 

You don't call random people to hang out on a sunny Saturday. You'd raYou’dcatch up on your reading or watch your favorite re-runs.

2. You are sincerely happy about your friends' milestones, engagements, weddings, and new babies.

3. You don't get uncomfortable when you go out with other couples.

4. You can dine out, watch a movie or travel alone.

5. When someone asks about your relationship status, you answer honestly without batting an eye because you don't think it's embarrassing or lame to be alone in a couple-filled world.

6. Your calendar is always full: vacations, breakfast/lunch/dinner with old friends, movie dates with your siblings or friends, seminars, and other essential activities outside work/school.

7. When people think something's wrong with you because you’re single, you conclude that there’s wrong with them.

8. You don't know how it is to be dating or in a relationship anymore, and it doesn't bother you one bit.

How many times do you need to send them messages? Which decisions do you need to consult with them about? (And why?).

9. You ignore the sweet nothings you receive in your inbox or phone because you don’t have time for someone you know is not severe or is not showing potential for a partner.

10. You are genuinely happy with where you are right now, even when things aren't going your way.

11. Your plans may involve settling down, but you're not pressured to do it any time soon.

12. You hate asking someone's permission to buy something or go somewhere. So you come, and you go as you please.

13. You enjoy your own company, so you don’t feel like missing out on something.

14. Your heart goes out to those who are afraid to be alone and wish they’ll see the light and embrace singleness rather than be in an unhappy relationship only because they want to feel secure.

15. You’re not bitter about your failed relationships anymore. You are actually grateful that it ended. If it didn’t, you wouldn't be this happy right now.

How comfortable - and happy - are you with your status?

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  1. I haven't been single in a long time, but I think I could handle it pretty well. I used to travel a lot for work and that meant spending a lot of time alone, and I was good with it.