4 Happy, Upbeat Single Women Reveal The Secret To Their Incredible Lives

Being single is actually pretty awesome.

Last updated on Apr 10, 2023

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By Jillian Kramer

There are more single people in the U.S. than happily married couples — and trust us when we say not all of them are discouraged by their single status.

In fact, a lot of them are damn proud of it.

How do they get there? It's simple:

They employ a few daily habits that keep them positive.

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Here are 4 happy, upbeat single women who reveal the secret to staying positive

1. They look their best for themselves

"When my ex and I first broke up, it was a sweatpants party for weeks," says one 29-year-old woman. "I couldn't be bothered to shave, shower, or get dressed unless it was absolutely necessary for work.


But a friend eventually forced me into a routine of getting ready for me, and it feels amazing. Now I like getting dolled up and impressing myself — like, damn, you look amazing in those jeans!—and it'll just be icing on the cake when a new guy notices too."

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2. They start the day off right

"I never hit snooze. Instead, I wake up and immediately begin my day with something I love — reading, exercise, making a homemade caramel macchiato," says a 24-year-old woman. "Doing something fun in the morning sets my whole day in positive motion.

I think that's a good way for anyone to start the day, but as a single person, it's especially important to do this on the days you wake up feeling lonely. It's the best thing you can do for yourself."


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3. They lean on their friends

"The worst part of being single is feeling like you're alone, right?

So I make sure I never feel alone by staying in close contact with my friends," says a 27-year-old woman. "I have friends with whom I chat about my day at work, and those who I regularly hang out with on the weekends so that I can beat those 'I'm going to be alone forever' blues."

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4. They have hobbies

"There was a time when I would get up, go to work, come home, turn on the TV, and fall asleep. That was my entire life," says one 30-year-old woman. "


And then I was like, I am boring even to myself! So I went to the nearest craft store, grabbed a canvas and paints, and channeled the former high school artist in me. It's so much more fun to come home and do something I enjoy. And I think it will make me a more interesting person when I meet someone else."

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Jillian Kramer is an award-winning storyteller. She's been featured in Food and Wine, Glamour, SELF, Brides, and Women's Health Magazine.