40 Single Quotes: Why Being Single Is The Best

40 Single Quotes: Why Being Single Is The Best

How many times are you bothered with questions like "Why don't you have a boyfriend?" or the worst "Aren't you ever going to settle down?" When the invasive questions get to be too much, these single quotes will serve as the perfect comebacks to remind others that your love life is none of their business.

Why does everyone assume that the only way you can be happy is if you are dating someone? It's almost as if being by yourself just isn't cutting it anymore. 

Because whether by choice or by chance, you are a single lady. And there is no reason to be ashamed of that, no matter what your mother might say (sorry mom!).

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Being single is amazing. You can do what, you want when you want, for as long as you want to. You don't really have to answer to anyone (outside of work and such). Plus, being single opens you up to so many opportunities and you can even meet a ton of new interesting people

Plus, when you're single, you realize just how strong you really are. You have this fierce independence that you only really realize when you are on your own. There is no one in this world that can hold you back. The world is your oyster and you are excited to take it all on. 

If you don't believe us, here are brilliant, and sometimes hysterical, inspirational single quotes to help you get through and totally embrace not being in a relationship.

Celebrity Quotes about Being Single

1. "Personally, I, Mindy Kaling, want to spend like 80 percent of my life hanging out with women." —Mindy Kaling

First of all, who really wants to spend time with guys anyway?

2. "Too many women throw themselves into romance because they’re afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won’t do that." —Julie Delpy

Don't be so desperate for love that you lose who you are.

3. "I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world." —Mindy Kaling

Accept that the romances in rom-coms are the same as fairytales.

4. "One of my favorite parts of being single is how I get to choose who I spend my time with, share my heart with, hang with, giggle with, call, dine across from." —Tracee Ellis Ross

Your status as a single woman doesn't mean you don't have anyone or any love — it means you have more say in it.

5. “I have been single for a very long time but there is nothing lonely about my life." —Teri Hatcher

Being alone doesn't mean you're lonely.

6. "I call it being self-partnered.” —Emma Watson

A small change in mindset might help you feel more comfortable living the single life.

7. "If you don't act like you've been hit by the plague when you're alone on a Friday night, and just see it as a chance to have fun by yourself, it's not a bad day." —Taylor Swift

Don't let your single life define you. 

8. "I don't need Prince Charming to have my own happy ending." —Katy Perry

And neither do you!

9. "'Cause I'm my own soulmate... I know how to love me... I know that I'm always gonna hold me down." —Lizzo, "Soulmate"

Be your own soulmate!

10. "The right one will find me when it’s time." —Keri Hilson

Be patient.

11. “It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him." — Coco Chanel

It's not a bad thing.

Funny Being Single Quotes

12. "As a self-described idealistic, I never consider myself as single. I like to say that I’m in between romances at the moment.” —Carl Henegan

Also, it's all about how you word it.

13. "I think, therefore I’m single." —Liz Winston

Stop overthinking things.

14. "I love being single. I can come and go as I please and stay out as late as I want to." —Eric Dickerson

Being single means you can do whatever you want, whenever you want.

15. “I've been single for a while and I have to say, it's going very well. Like... it's working out. I think I'm the one." —Emily Heller

If you think about it, you technically are already in a relationship.

16. "I like being single — I’m always there when I need me." —Art Leo

You can always rely on yourself.

17. "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

You might be single but that doesn't mean you don't have options.

18. "It seemed to me that the desire to get married — which, I regret to say, I believe is basic and primal in women — is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge, which is to be single again." —Nora Ephron

Don't rush into anything, because we often only want what we don't have.

19. "You don't need to wrangle some warm body to sit next to just so you aren't alone on holidays." — Amy Schumer

It's okay to spend some time by yourself!

20. “Marriage is a fine institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.” — Mae West

Just take your time.

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21. “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.” — William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Where is the lie?

Inspirational Being Single Quotes

22. "You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love." —Warsan Shire

Know that you are not single because of who you are.

23. “Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love... but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.” —Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Don't ever let your desire for love stop you from living.

24. "Being single isn't a time to be looking for love. Use that time to work on yourself and grow as an individual." —Anonymous

Use this time to grow and become even more awesome.

25. "If you aren't happy single, you won't be happy taken. Happiness comes from within, not from men." —Anonymous

Learn to be happy because if you cannot be happy alone, you won't ever be truly happy.

26. "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." —Oscar Wilde

Loving yourself is the step to having a real relationship.

27. "I don't need a man to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we'll ever have is the one with ourselves." —Shirley MacLaine

You are the best relationship you should ever have.

28. “Being brave enough to be alone frees you up to invite people into your life because you want them and not because you need them.” —Mandy Hale

You are free to invite those you want, not those you need.

29. "I'm not single. I'm not taken. I'm simply on reserve for the one who deserves my heart." —Anonymous

Don't think of it as single. Think of it as being on reserve like a fine wine.

30. "I celebrate myself, and sing myself." —Walt Whitman

Celebrate yourself and revel in your awesomeness.

31. “If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” —Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign 

Prove to the world that you can survive on your own.

32. "Discover why you’re important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn’t completely agree." —Fisher Amelie

Find what makes you unique and special.

33. "Being single doesn't mean you're weak. It means you're strong enough to wait for what you deserve." —Niall Horan

Know that you are strong for being single, never weak.

34. “A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.” — Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Be you and the rest will follow.

Being Alone Quotes

35. “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

It's important to spend some time alone to learn who we are.

36. "My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude." —Warsan Shire

Only give up your alone time to someone who makes your time even better.

37. "It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something." —Anonymous

That fact that you're single just proves how strong you are.

38. "I don’t like to be labeled as lonely just because I am alone." —Delta Burke

Single does not mean you are lonely.

39. "Sometimes you have to stand alone to prove that you can still stand." —Anonymous

Prove to the world that you can stand on your own.

40. “It's far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.” — Marilyn Monroe

Being alone gives you time to work on yourself without anyone else getting in the way.

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Estee Kahn is a dreamer and a romantic who writes all about love — dating, relationships, friendships, yourself, and family. You can follow her on Instagram or Twitter (@esteekahn).