101 Best Quotes About Being Single

Warm words of wisdom to wrap you tightly if you are feeling blue and lonesome.

By Shivani Chandel, Certified Relationship Coach

Millennials, take note! Times have changed – and how! It’s no longer considered “a must” for you to be in a relationship to have a respectable status in society. If you are single, it is time to celebrate yourself and your freedom. Although most people view their relationship period as the best part of their life, they could not be more wrong. Being single can actually be an amazing, almost magical experience! Here is our list of the best “being single” quotes that will prove to you that life begins when you are your own partner!

“Being Single” Quotes

  1. “I don’t like to be labeled as lonely just because I am alone.” – Delta Burke
  2. “My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.” – Warsan Shire
  3. “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
  4. “Being single doesn’t mean you’re weak. It means you’re strong enough to wait for what you deserve.” – Niall Horan
  5. “When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death: ourselves.” – Eda Leshan
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “Being single is definitely better than being with the wrong person” – Hassan Choughari
  10. “Discover why you’re important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn’t completely agree.” – Fisher Amelie
  11. “I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.” – Robin Williams
  12. “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
  13. “He sleeps fastest who sleeps alone.” – Richard Avedond
  14. “Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.” – Mae West
  15. “The right one will find me when it’s time.” – Keri Hilson
  16. “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
  17. “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
  18. “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
  19. “I don’t need Prince Charming to have my own happy ending.” – Katy Perry
  20. “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
  21. “Single is no longer a lack of options – but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status but to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out.” – Mandy Hale
  22. “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
  23. “You’re single not because you are not good enough for one, it’s that you’re too good for the wrong one.” – Chris Burkmenn
  24. “Being with no one is better than being with the wrong one. Sometimes those who fly solo have the strongest wings.” – Nitya Prakash
  25. “Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” – John Mayer
  26. “If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts.” – Thomas Merton
  27. “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
  28. “You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose.” – Jo Coudert
  29. “Being single was seldom a negative experience for women and definitely not one that was harmful to their physical or mental health.” – Carol Anderson, Susan Stewart

Funny Quotes About Being Single

  1. “It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.” – Marilyn Monroe
  2. “You don’t need to wrangle some warm body to sit next to just so you aren’t alone on holidays.” – Amy Schumer
  3. “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.” – William Shakespeare
  4. “Being single is pretty good. It’s a nice sense of irresponsibility.” – Michael Douglas
  5. “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
  6. “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
  7. “If we be doomed to marry, we marry; if we be doomed to remain single we do.” – Thomas Hardy
  8. “Personally, I, Mindy Kaling, want to spend like 80 percent of my life hanging out with women.” – Mindy Kaling
  9. “I’m single because I was born that way.” – Mae West
  10. “Some people are happily single. Some are unhappily married.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  11. “Without a doubt… the worst part of being a single woman was having to take care of your own car.” – Lisa Kleypas

“Proud To Be Single” Quotes

  1. “I celebrate myself, and sing myself.” – Walt Whitman
  2. “I call it being self-partnered.” – Emma Watson
  3. “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
  4. “‘Cause I’m my own soulmate… I know how to love me… I know that I’m always gonna hold me down.” – Lizzo
  5. “There’s a huge difference between feeling lonely and being alone.” – Steven Aitchison
  6. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde
  7. “You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.” – Warsan Shire
  8. “I have been single for a very long time but there is nothing lonely about my life.” – Teri Hatcher
  9. “There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.” – Mandy Hale
  10. “Being single is getting over the illusion that there is somebody out there to complete you.” – Omkar Phatak
  11. “You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself.” – Jo Coudert
  12. “The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.” – Shirley MacLaine
  13. “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
  14. “Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose.” – Jo Coudert
  15. “Being single doesn’t make you weak, it means that you are strong enough to be on your own. – Xavier Zayas
  16. “You don’t have to be part of a couple to be happy, you know.” – Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

“Love Being Single” Quotes

  1. “I like being single — I’m always there when I need me.” – Art Leo
  2. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou
  3. “No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another’s happiness.” – Graham Greene
  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
  5. “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
  6. “Single lady, the man you want might not necessarily be the man you need.” – Martha Macharia
  7. “I really enjoy being single again. I spent a lot of time in a relationship and the nearer we came to the end, the more difficult it got. You don’t see things clearly as long as you’re still involved.” – Dido Armstrong
  8. “Now I’m feeling how I should. Never knew single could feel this good.” – Jason Derulo
  9. “I love being single. I can come and go as I please and stay out as late as I want to.” – Eric Dickerson
  10. “I think, therefore I’m single.” – Liz Winston
  11. “I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.” – Henry David Thoreau
  12. “Being single is about celebrating and appreciating your own space that you’re in.” – Kelly Rowland
  13. “I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being ‘someone’s girlfriend,’ and now I am happy being single.” – Penelope Cruz
  14. “I love being single. It’s almost like being rich.” – Sue Grafton
  15. “Love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll spend the rest of your life with.” – Luigina Sgarro
  16. “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!” – Abigail Rajkumar
  17. “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
  18. “Why haven’t I got a husband and children? I never met a man I could marry.” – Greta Garbo
  19. “Being single entitles you to not ask someone’s opinion before you do something to mess up your own room, your credit report, or even your life.” – Sayali Patil
  20. “People would be a lot better off if they’d enjoy being single.” – Lewis Black
  21. “People aren’t defined by their relationships.” – Nina Dobrev
  22. “I’d rather be alone than unhappy.” – Whitney Houston
  23. “‘Single’ is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize.” – Mandy Hale
  24. “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” – Lady Gaga
  25. “It’s better to “stay single” than being “single again.”” – Sharfaraz Ahmed
  26. “You can’t put a leash on me. I’m unleashable!” – Tiffany Winfree

Quotes About Being A Single Parent

  1. “The loves of my life are my children and my mother. I don’t feel as if I need a man.” – Diane Keaton
  2. “Remember that a single mom is just like any other mom and that our number one priority is still our kids. Any parent does whatever it takes for their kids and a single mother is no different.” – Paula Miranda
  3. “Being a single parent is not a life full of struggles, but a journey for the strong.” – Meg Lowrey
  4. “Being raised by a single mother, I learned to appreciate and value independent women.” – Kenny Conley
  5. “As a single mum you’ll discover inner strengths and capabilities you never knew you had.” – Emma-Louise Smith
  6. “Just because I am a single mother doesn’t mean I cannot be a success.” – Yvonne Kaloki
  7. “I’m not really single. I mean, I am, but I have a son. Being a single mother is different from being a single woman.” – Kate Hudson
  8. “Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress and twice the tears but also twice the hugs, twice the love and twice the pride.” – Anonymous
  9. “I didn’t plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal with the cards you are dealt the best way you can.” – Tichina Arnold
  10. “I want to show the example that you can be a single mother and work and handle a lot of other things at the same time.” – Christina Milian
  11. “As a single mom, I’m juggling a lot and working long hours. Yes, it costs them a little, but what my children get in return is a mother who is energized and content.” – Edie Falco
  12. “Did you hear? Superheroes are real. They are called single moms.” – Anonymous
  13. “She has to have four arms, four legs, four eyes, two hearts, and double the love. There is nothing single about a single mom.” – Mandy Hale
  14. “What is free time? I’m a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.” – Roma Downey
  15. “I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life.” – J.K. Rowling
  16. “Being a working mother and a working single parent instills in you a sense of determination.” – Felicity Jones
  17. ”Respect to all mums doing double duty because of men failing to do their part as dads.” – John Mark Green
  18.  “A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family, even when things are tough. She knows that above all things, a mother’s love is more than enough.” – Deniece Williams
  19. “Better a loving single-parent family than a ‘conventional’ family where the parents hate each other and the father is a demagogue.” – Moby

That was our list of the 101 best quotes on being single. Whenever you are feeling low about your relationship status, go through these words. They will not only teach you to make the best of your situation but also inspire you to celebrate your individuality.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do singles live longer?

Life expectancy depends on various factors and there is no evidence to suggest that singles live longer than couples in a relationship or marriage. However, research indicates that life expectancy of singles have improved over the decades (1).

Is it OK to stay single forever?

Yes, it is okay to be single if that’s what one would prefer.

How can a single woman be strong?

A single woman can be strong by having a healthy and supportive network of friends and family members, taking care of herself both emotionally and physically and investing time and energy into activities that feel good and channelise inner creativity.

Is it unhealthy to be single?

No, there is nothing unhealthy about being or choosing to be single.

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  1. Do Marriage and Cohabitation Provide Benefits to Health in Mid-Life? The Role of Childhood Selection Mechanisms and Partnership Characteristics Across Countries
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11113-018-9467-3
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Shivani Chandel is a postgraduate in English literature from Panjab University, Chandigarh and a certified relationship coach. She has over... more

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