It's Okay Not to be Romantically Involved

With social media these days, it’s difficult to miss when your friends from high school are getting engaged, married, and having kids. Sometimes it can make you feel uncomfortable if, like me, you’re single and have been for quite a while. Well, I’m here to remind you that it’s okay to be single!

Being romantically involved can be a huge commitment, and it probably should be if you’re serious about it. With classes, homework, organizations, home, and social commitments, it’s difficult to find adequate time to commit to another person.

This is an important time in your life. You’re learning about yourself, as well as preparing for your future career. It's 100% acceptable to take this time and just focus on yourself. That doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on anything though. You can “date yourself”: go see that movie that you really want to see or eat at that nice restaurant. Taking care of yourself in this way also helps you to learn more about what you like or don’t like.

When you feel ready to be romantically involved, you’ll be ready, because you’ll know yourself and your needs and desires. Relationships take time and effort, and it is important to ensure that you’re prepared to have that in your life. When it comes to romance there is no timeline that you have to follow or deadline to meet, you just need to be at the right place in life for you. Until then, enjoy being single.