Sometimes you might feel like everybody around you is in a relationship. This can be tough, especially if you feel pressure to be in a relationship. Remember: It’s O.K. to be single and happy!
Everyone is different. We all want different things out of life. There are lots of good reasons why you might not want a relationship or feel like you are not ready to have a relationship right now. There are also a lot of great things about being single:
- Your decisions only affect you and don’t involve a boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s wants or needs
- You can concentrate on doing things you enjoy
- You can spend time with your friends and meet new people to have fun with
Being single gives you time to reflect on your choices. There are plenty of other things that you can do, including spending time with other single people, joining a sports team, volunteering for a cause you care about, or other activities that would help you meet some new people.
Acknowledgement: This fact sheet was originally developed by youth and staff at ReachOut.com, a website that helps teens get through tough times.