Straight talk: the most fulfilling relationship you'll ever have is the one you have with yourself. Here's the thing – if you're not happy, no one else can make you happy, you won't let anyone else make you happy, and you probably can't really make anyone else happy, either. It's hard to feel or inspire happiness when you don't feel it, you know? So, listen – if you're single, looking, sad, worried, waiting, whatever, stop. Forget about everybody else. Ask yourself to go steady.
You know yourself better than anyone else. You know what you need, what you want, and what you can't handle. You know when you need to be alone, when you need to be around people, you know all your own sweet spots … you get the idea, right?
Being alone and having the time to connect with yourself is pretty delicious. It's also nice when you're not accountable to or responsible for anyone else.
Everyone else might wonder why you're laughing, but just tell them you're thinking of a private joke you share with your one true love.
You never have to worry about who's paying.
Plus, you only have to pay and buy for one. You will have so much disposable income!
I mean, you can only keep a secret between two people if one of them dies.
Because the time you spend on and with yourself is never a waste. Never. You are a valuable work in progress. Every second you invest in yourself is worth it.
Frankly, the only time my conversation isn't awkward is when I talk to myself.
I mean, I hope you don't play cat and mouse games with yourself. You probably shouldn't do that.
Why? Because you are loved and loving. Because you are a smart, creative, beautiful person in a fulfilling relationship with another smart, creative, beautiful person.
That's more important than you may know. Sometimes, you're the only constant in your life. You need to know you can depend on yourself, if on no one else.
Or Grindr or Match or any other dating app. Which means no unsolicited dick pics or bunny boilers.
Not that you should ever feel bad for treating yourself anyway.
You don't have to fight over anything – what to listen to, what to watch, where to go. Everything is entirely up to you.
This might sound selfish, but you know what? When you're single, you don't have to think about anybody else. When you focus on your relationship with yourself, you're actually being a good partner by taking care of your own needs.
You don't even have to put up with anyone else's profile. You can just make different ones for yourself.
Want to put on sweats and sit on your couch all weekend long? Do it. Your Friday night plans can consist of cereal for dinner and five hours of binge watching. Your choice.
Besides, you are the funniest, sexiest, most brilliant person in the universe. Why wouldn't you want to date yourself?
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