206 Best Quotes About Being Single

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

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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 and hop on a journey of self-discovery before you settle down. Your loneliness and soloist nature is no more looked upon as negative. Although most people view their relationship period as the best part of their life, they could not be more wrong. Being single and unattached can actually be an amazing, almost magical experience! Being uninvolved in a relationship does not mean practicing celibacy, it only means that you do not wish to commit and it has its own perks. So, embrace your bachelorhood and check out 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

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Check out these lone-wolf quotes to take pride in your self-sufficiency.

  1. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky
  2. “I don’t like to be labeled as lonely just because I am alone.” – Delta Burke
  3. “My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.” – Warsan Shire
  4. “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
  5. “Being single doesn’t mean you’re weak. It means you’re strong enough to wait for what you deserve.” – Niall Horan
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “Being single is definitely better than being with the wrong person” – Hassan Choughari
  11. “Discover why you’re important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn’t completely agree.” – Fisher Amelie
  12. “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
  13. “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
  14. “He sleeps fastest who sleeps alone.” – Richard Avedond
  15. “Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.” – Mae West
  16. “The right one will find me when it’s time.” – Keri Hilson
  17. “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
  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
  19. “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
  20. “I don’t need Prince Charming to have my own happy ending.” – Katy Perry
  21. “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
  22. “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
  23. “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
  24. “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
  25. “Being with no one is better than being with the wrong one. Sometimes those who fly solo have the strongest wings.” – Nitya Prakash
  26. “Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” – John Mayer
  27. “If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts.” – Thomas Merton
  28. “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
  29. “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
  30. “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
  31. “You don’t need a knight to rescue you. You’re not locked in a turret.” – Candi Williams
  32. “I think being single is really healthy for people. I think people who go from one relationship to another, I don’t know if they have a healing process or known what went wrong or how to better themselves.”­– Khloe Kardashian
  33. “Being alone is almost always preferable to being with the wrong person.” – Amy Dickinson
  34. “You want to be single?” I said yes. And then I told her that I thought single was a stupid term. It made it sound like you were unattached to anyone, unconnected to anything. I preferred the term singular. As in individual.”– David Levithan
  35. “He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu
  36. “The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.” – Rabindranath Tagore
  37. “Guys need attention. They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then. I’ll give it to my family, I’ll give it to my work – but I will not give it to a man right now.”– Rihanna
  38. “It’s nice to be with someone, but I don’t think you need to be in a relationship to feel complete. That would be really sad.” – Kristen Davis
  39. “Become the leader of your life. Lead yourself to where you want to be. Breathe life back into your ambitions, desires, your goals, and your other relationships.” – Steve Maraboli
  40. “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.” – Steve Jobs
  41. “If you can’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of someone else.” – Sahithi Setikam
  42. “Don’t let society fool you into believing that if you don’t have a girlfriend or boyfriend then you’re destined for a life of misery. The Dalai Lama has been single for the last 80 years and he is one of the happiest people on earth. Stop searching for happiness in places outside of yourself, and start finding it where it has always been: within you.” – Miya Yamanouchi
  43. “ Don’t think you can really, truly be the partner you want to be until you know on an absolute level that you are a complete person on your own. I think that’s something all women deserve to know.” – Sophia Bush
  44. “Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.” – Marcus Aurelius
  45. “People keep asking me who I’m dating right now and the truth is…wait for it…no one. And that’s OK. I’m figuring out a lot of stuff right now. I think as a woman it’s in our nature to nurture someone else. Sometimes at the expense of ourselves.”– Emilia Clarke
  46. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley
  47. “The lonely people have taught me that I am not alone.” – Anthony Liccione
  48. “Single isn’t better. But it’s definitely not less than either. It’s equally as nourishing and joyous an existence.” – Catherine Gray
  49. “I never feel alone realizing the fact that my life is my only life partner.” – Munia Khan
  50. “I’m not a lonely person. I never feel lonely … It’s not a sad thing to be alone. I think what I was trying to get across was that I don’t feel a lack of something not being in a relationship. I don’t feel like there is an emotional void to be filled.” – Jennifer Lawrence
  51. “It’s better to have loved and lost and it’s better to be alone than to be with someone you don’t really fancy.” – J. Fikry
  52. “Working long hours being single helps because your time is yours. Once you have a family, your time is not yours anymore.” – Andy Hertzfield
  53. “It is quite lovely being single, and I much prefer it.”  – Anna Held
  54. “Being single can pave the way for new opportunities.”– Selena Gomez

Funny Quotes About Being Single

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  1. “Nearly everyone I meet expresses deep sympathy about the fact that I have never married. Sometimes I wonder why.” – Anna Quindlen
  2. “It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.” – Marilyn Monroe
  3. “You don’t need to wrangle some warm body to sit next to just so you aren’t alone on holidays.” – Amy Schumer
  4. “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.” – William Shakespeare
  5. “Being single is pretty good. It’s a nice sense of irresponsibility.” – Michael Douglas
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “If we be doomed to marry, we marry; if we be doomed to remain single we do.” – Thomas Hardy
  9. “Personally, I, Mindy Kaling, want to spend like 80 percent of my life hanging out with women.” – Mindy Kaling
  10. “I’m single because I was born that way.” – Mae West
  11. “Some people are happily single. Some are unhappily married.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  12. “The man for me is the cherry on the pie. But I’m the pie and my pie is good all by itself. Even if I don’t have a cherry.”– Halle Berry
  13. “Today is Valentine’s Day – or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day!” – Jay Leno
  14. “Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.” –  W. Somerset Maugham
  15. “But if as you read this book you’re saying to yourself: “I’d rather be miserably married than be alone.” Well young lady, take out your clown shoes and buckle your seat belt – it’s going to be a very bumpy one-woman circus.” – Osayi Osar-Emokpae
  16. “You know why divorces are so expensive? They’re worth it.” – Willie Nelson
  17. “Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.” – Voltaire
  18. “Not everyone has to ride off into the sunset with a man. Some of us just want a tan.” – Mandy Hale
  19. “I’m dating a woman now who, evidently, is unaware of it.” – Garry Shandling
  20. I am happy with my relationship status: I am about to get married just don’t know to who yet.”–Kellye Howard
  21. “ Many of the most charming women I know are single and possess at least one cat or dog. Maybe after getting used to an affectionate quadruped, it is hard to settle for a man.” – Luigina Sgarro

“Proud To Be Single” Quotes

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  1. “Life is too precious to waste it with the wrong person.” – Tony Gaskins
  2. “I celebrate myself, and sing myself.” – Walt Whitman
  3. “I call it being self-partnered.” – Emma Watson
  4. “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
  5. “‘Cause I’m my own soulmate… I know how to love me… I know that I’m always gonna hold me down.” – Lizzo
  6. “There’s a huge difference between feeling lonely and being alone.” – Steven Aitchison
  7. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde
  8. “You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.” – Warsan Shire
  9. “I have been single for a very long time but there is nothing lonely about my life.” – Teri Hatcher
  10. “There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.” – Mandy Hale
  11. “Being single is getting over the illusion that there is somebody out there to complete you.” – Omkar Phatak
  12. “You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself.” – Jo Coudert
  13. “The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.” – Shirley MacLaine
  14. “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
  15. “Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose.” – Jo Coudert
  16. “Being single doesn’t make you weak, it means that you are strong enough to be on your own. – Xavier Zayas
  17. “You don’t have to be part of a couple to be happy, you know.” – Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  18. “The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than what you settled for.” – Maureen Dowd
  19. “I am so romantic, sometimes I think I should marry myself.” – Mike Wazowski
  20. “I’m not alone! I’m with myself, and myself is fabulous.” – Eva Longoria
  21. “And you scare people because you are whole all by yourself.” – Lauren Alex Hooper
  22. “You’re your best cheerleader.” – Serena Williams
  23. “Being single has definitely given me a new lease on life.” – Mollie King
  24. “”He is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.” – Aristotle
  25. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung
  26. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss
  27. “We are becoming the men we wanted to marry.”– Gloria Steinem
  28. There’s something really cool about knowing that your destiny is SO big that you’re not meant to share it with anyone. At least not yet.” – Mandy Hale
  29. “I had struggled so hard and so long that I had simply exhausted myself, only to find that God had all the time in the world to wait for me to allow Him to free me.” – Michelle McKinney Hammond
  30. “I’m single again and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m loving it at the moment. This is what I’ve been missing.” – Guy Ritchie.
  31. “We need to remind ourselves, daily, that our singleness is not for us but for the Lord.” – Sam Allberry
  32. “Poor is the man whose pleasure depends on the permission of another.”  – Madonna
  33. “You The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.” – Alan Ashley-Pitt
  34. To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude. – Jeanne Moreau
  35. A single life is doubtless preferable to a married one, where prudence and affection do not accompany the choice; but where they do, there is no terrestrial happiness equal to the married state. – Wellins Calcott
  36. Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. – Brian Tracy
  37. “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis
  38. “Happily Single” is recognizing that you don’t need or want to be rescued from your life by a handsome prince because your life is pretty awesome, as is.” – Mandy Hale

“Love Being Single” Quotes

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  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. “I don’t need anyone to take care of all my needs and desires. I can take care of them myself now.” – Mindy Kaling
  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
  27. I love being single. It’s my choice, not a sentence. It’s not a state that I’m in until someone better comes along. Don’t feel sorry for me, I love my life.” – Sarah Morgan
  28. “I am happy every day, regardless of my relationship status, because I understand that my happiness doesn’t come from a relationship, it comes from within.” – Gregg Michaelsen
  29. “She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Delia
  30. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
  31. “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.” –  Sarah Jessica Parker
  32. “The single woman is a free woman, and being single does not mean being alone – it means being free to have a relationship or not. This can be scary, but it’s also very interesting.” – Monica Belucci
  33. “As I get older, I realize what qualities are important in love and what suits me. And what I won’t settle for.” – Jennifer Aniston
  34. “Get to know who you are instead of waiting for some magical person to walk into your life and make you more adventurous, richer, nicer, smarter, sexier, or more relaxed in your own skin. That’s too big a job for anyone to take on anyway. At the end of the day, all anyone wants to be is loved and appreciated, not burdened with your unresolved issues.” – Andrea Bain
  35. “Solitude is the place of purification.” – Martin Buber
  36. “It’s not about being single or in a relationship, it’s about feeling good about yourself.” – Akansh Malik
  37. “I must learn to love the fool in me – the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries.” – Theodore Isaac Rubin
  38. “Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself.” –  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  39. “Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” –  Louise Hay
  40. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”– Charles Bukowski
  41. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”– Sylvia Plath
  42. “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”– Brené Brown
  43. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” – Beyoncé
  44. “If you’re not someone who has a natural and effortless love for yourself, it’s hard to let go of your desire to please other people, and that’s really not an ingredient for a happy life.” – Anne Hathaway
  45. “There is you and you. This is a relationship. This is the most important relationship.”– Nayyirah Waheed
  46. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” – Marilyn Monroe

Quotes About Being A Single Parent

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  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
  20. “Just because I am a single mother doesn’t mean I cannot be a success.” –  Yvonne Kaloki
  21. “Pressure is the single mom who is trying to scuffle and pay her rent.” – Damien Lillard
  22. “The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because stuff worked out. They got that way because stuff went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  23. “I value so many people who have to work full time, definitely single mothers. Their work is the hardest work. I applaud it so much.” – Molly Sims
  24. “I don’t think you necessarily have to be part of a traditional nuclear family to be a good mother.” – Mary Louise Parker
  25. “Honestly, I have so much respect for single moms or anybody who finds themselves a single mother, but to even choose to be a single mother is just so courageous to me. It is such a hard job to raise a child and be everything to that child without a partner. It’s just admirable and courageous and brave and every other valiant word I can think of. I don’t know if I could do it on my own.” –  Jennifer Lopez
  26. “My mom has always been a huge inspiration. She was a single mom raising two kids in New York. Now that is full-on all the time.” – Kim Raver
  27. “It’s the only way of life I’ve known. I was raised by a single mom.” – Padma Lakshmi
  28. “I would say to any single parent currently feeling the weight of stereotype or stigmatization that I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life.” – J.K. Rowling
  29. “I decided instead of being embarrassed of my failed marriage and ashamed of being a single mother, I was going to OWN it. Being the best mother you can be and giving your kids the BEST life possible has nothing to do with your relationship status and you don’t have to be happily married to have a ‘picture-perfect family.” – Amanda Stanton
  30. “I am a single mom and I’m the breadwinner and I have to work and I have to do these things and that’s just the way it is. I don’t think my son even knows any different.” – Charisma Carpenter
  31. “I can’t tell you how much I respect all the single parents out there doing it solo” – Jennie Finch
  32. “I was really young when I divorced his father, so I raised him trying to set the best example and give him the best that I could … When people compliment me on him, on how well mannered, how charming, funny, and well-behaved he is, it makes all the sacrifices worthwhile.” – Sofia Vergara
  33. “It’s not single parenthood in and of itself. It’s more about how people parent.” – Sophie Zadeh
  34. “I pride myself on finding balance. I love making music, and I love raising my boys. I find time to make both a priority.” – Sheryl Crow
  35. “I was once a single mother, with very few resources, so I have a special place in my heart for women in difficult situations.” – Linda Lael Miller
  36. “The strength of my mother is something I didn’t pay attention to for so long. Here she was, this single mom, who was part of the Great Migration, who was part of a Jim Crow south, who said, ‘I’m getting my kids out of here. I’m creating opportunities for these young people by any means necessary.” – Jacqueline Woodson
  37. “Single moms: You are a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a maid, a cook, a referee, a heroine, a provider, a defender, a protector, a true superwoman. Wear your cape proudly.” – Mandy Hale
  38. “Single mothers have as much to teach their children as married mothers and as much love to share – maybe more.” – Anne Cassidy
  39. “Single motherhood is an amazing thing; it’s a blessing.” – Kelly Cutrone
  40. “When you’re a single parent, you’re often lonely yet seldom alone. There is no backup… It is mothering without a net.” – Amy Dickinson
  41. “I’m a hustler. I’m a single mom, so whatever I’ve gotta do, I gotta do.” – Sherri Shepard
  42. “I was a single mom that raised two bright, beautiful, and compassionate girls.” – Connie Stevens
  43. “My mother was a single mom, and most of the women I know are strong.” –  Regina King
  44. “Heavy is the head, forced to wear two crowns.” – R. P. Falconer
  45. “I was raised in Boston by three older brothers and a very strong and empowering single mom.” – Eliza Dushku
  46. “I’ve been a single parent for a long time. It reminds me of being a waitress. As you walk back to the kitchen, requests come at you from all sides. You’re doing the job of two – you have to be highly organised.” – Cherie Lunghi
  47. “It takes a tremendous amount of strength to be a single mother. To hold down the forte of a home, a life and your child’s entire happiness.” – Nikki Rowe

That was our list of the 203 best quotes on being single. Whenever you are feeling low about your relationship status, go through these words. These stay single quotes will not only teach you to make the best of your situation but also inspire you to celebrate your individuality. Single life can be a wonderful journey, full of self-discovery and growth. As the famous single life quotes go, “Being single doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means you’re strong enough to wait for what you deserve” and “I’m not single, I’m just in a relationship with freedom”. So, embrace the freedom and possibilities that come with being single and live your life to the fullest!

Infographic: 11 Insightful Quotes On Being Single

If you are single and feel unmotivated, the above quotes must have cheered you up. We have picked some of the best quotes for singles, hopeless romantics, and young people who want someone in their lives but can’t find one. Check out the infographic below and find 11 amazing quotes to make you feel fantastic today!

11 insightful quotes on being single (infographic)

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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 the life expectancy of singles has 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. You can stay unwed if you do not feel ready to settle down or have not met the one to share your life with.

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 channel inner creativity.

Is it unhealthy to be single?

No, there is nothing unhealthy about being or choosing to be single. Choosing to stay unpartnered indicates self-sufficiency and being happy in one’s own company.

Key Takeaways

  • Being single isn’t about waiting for the right partner; it’s about independence and understanding your own importance and worth.
  • Being single allows one the freedom to choose the people they want to spend time with and learn to enjoy their own company.
  • Being single gives one the opportunity to pursue their passion and embrace new adventures and experiences.

Watch this video to find perfect answers when someone asks you, “Why are you single?” The video has amazing quotes about being 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
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