Single this Valentine’s Day? Here’s why it’s totally OK to wait.
If seeing couples snuggled up in restaurants across the island conjures visions of a lonely, justme- and-my-20-cats future dancing through your head, take heart. When it comes to love and relationships, it turns out that all those “forever alone” fears are not doing any favours to your long-term happiness. Proof?
A study conducted by the University of Toronto found that people who reported greater fears of the single life ended up being more likely to stay in unsatisfying relationships, and were less selective when it came to choosing potential romantic partners. The lesson here is that, if you’re single, you’re more likely to gain lasting happiness if you wait patiently for it, instead of settling for every chance that comes your way.
After all, in the immortal words of Carrie Bradshaw: “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.”