Dating myself has been one of the most important things I’ve ever done. It’s been quality single time discovering how to be comfortable and happy in my own presence. And doing it, really did help me discover the love that was missing for myself.

These quotes about being single embody the way I’m feeling right now. Prepare to be empowered …

1) To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. – Oscar Wild

2) 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

3) 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

4) I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. – Henry David Thoreau

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5) Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you’re pretty sexy and you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with. – Carrie Bradshaw

6) My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. – Warsan Shire

7) Being single is about celebrating and appreciating your own space that you’re in. – Kelly Rowland

8) The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves. – Shirley MacLaine

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9) I like being single. I’m always there when I need me.- Art Leo

10) Being single doesn’t make you weak, it means that you are strong enough to be on your own. – Xavier Zayas

11) If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts.- Thomas Merton

12) Single is not a status. It is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others. – Prixie

13) Love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll spend the rest of your life with. – Luigina Sgarro

14) Some people said, “Oh. You don’t want to be alone.” And I said, “I’m not alone! I’m with myself. And myself is fabulous.” – Eva Longoria

15) I love being single. It’s almost like being rich.- Sue Grafton

16) People keep asking me who I’m dating right now and the truth is…wait for it…no one. And that’s OK. I’m figuring out a lot of stuff right now. I think as a woman it’s in our nature to nurture someone else. Sometimes at the expense of ourselves. – Emilia Clarke

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17) I recommend to all my friends that they be alone for a while. When you’re in love, or dating someone, you filter your life decisions through their eyes. When you spend a few years being who you are, completely unbiased, you can figure out what you actually want. – Taylor Swift

18) People would be a lot better off if they’d enjoy being single. – Lewis Black

19) I’m single because I was born that way. – Mae West

20) I don’t need Prince Charming to have my own happy ending. – Katy Perry

21) You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody. – Maya Angelou

22) “Single” is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize. – Mandy Hale

23) I’ve been single for a while and I have to say, It’s going really well. Like…It’s working out. I think I’m the one. – Emily Hunter

Missing a quote you love about being single? Drop a comment below. And check out Real Talk to see what people really want to say about single life.

By Amy Roullier
By Amy Roullier

Amy is the Founder and Editor of The Authentic Optimist. She talks all things life. From the highs to the lows, to all those messy bits in-between. She is a writer, rambler, lover of carbs (her true soulmate) and she is especially passionate about dispelling myths about women in their 30s. Amy lives in Lincolnshire with her two greyhounds.