Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tips for Being the Single Girl in your Group of Friends

Currently, I am single and loving it. I truly feel that your twenties are a time to be free, have fun and explore what is out there.

However, while I love being single there are some downsides.

Pretty much everyone in my group of friends is in a relationship. I have officially become the “single friend.” You know, the friend that is always single and you are always trying to set up? Yup, that’s me.

To be honest, it gets rather annoying sometimes. I feel like the third wheel at times and have been set up on so many disastrous blind dates, I can’t even keep track.

Constantly being around my friends who are in relationships has got me down in the past. I can’t help but feel lonely. However, one day my friend, who had been in a relationship for years, told me she was a bit envious of my single life. “I love being with him but sometimes I wonder if I missed out on anything,” she told me.

That’s when it was reconfirmed in my head: While sometimes I get annoyed being the single one, I know being single right now is what I need in my life. I wouldn’t trade this time in my life for the world.

Here are some tips if you are that single friend:

1.) Talk to your friends. If you want to be set up, let them know and set some ground rules. The same goes if you aren't interested in being set up. Whatever you choose, they should respect your wishes.

2.) Not everyone in the world is taken. If you have any single friends, make sure you make time to hang out with them. While it is fun to hang out with your taken friends, there is a camaraderie that comes with being in a group of single ladies.

3.) You're not in a relationship now, but that doesn’t mean you are going to be single forever. Take the time to enjoy this part in your life. You can flirt, stay out late, go on last minute vacations and do anything you want! You will meet someone soon enough. Don’t stress about it.

By: Sara Marie | Image: Source


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