14 Reasons Why You Should Stay Single

by Raquel Z. Duarte 4 months ago in single

Yes. You.

14 Reasons Why You Should Stay Single

Stay single until you learn to be complete on your own. Until you realize and accept the fact that no amount of time having a significant other will "fill" you. Be complete enough, as one individual, to light a whole night sky. And then love someone who, when the two of you are combined, make up the Northern Lights.

Stay single until you meet someone who complements your life and adds to it in a way that makes your life better. Not perfect. Just better. And if they don't, then I’m promising you right now—it's not worth it.

Stay single until you find someone who doesn't need to be fixed. No one will ever have their life all together, but wait for an individual who isn’t going through a traumatic life experience, who isn’t still healing from a past relationship, who isn’t a basket case of emotions, and who is ready to open up their heart and life again.

Stay single until you meet someone who is as ready as you are. One of the worst decisions you could ever make is when you find someone who isn't ready for you, but you are ready for them. Remind yourself, in that moment, that you are not obligated to wait around for them to grow up, to make up their mind, or to get their crap together.

Stay single until you find someone who pursues you. When someone really wants you, you won't have to chase after them like a fan who is trying to get a celebrity's attention. No. You will be their priority.

Stay single until you find someone who is ready to commit. Not someone who wants to "test the waters" and keep you hush-hush.

Stay single until you find someone who is absolutely fascinated by you. Someone who wants to know every single little detail about you. Who wants to study you. Who wants to interact with your heart, not just your body. Someone whose intrigue and obsession with you knows no end. Someone who loves to see you smile and wants to make you happy every day.

Stay single until you meet someone you would be proud to be with. Someone you can show off pictures of and be like, "Yup, that's my man/that's my girl!" Someone who will make you think twice about flirting with someone else because you only have eyes for that one hottie across the room.

Stay single until you find someone who makes you think with your brain and feel with your heart. Not just one or the other.

Stay single until you meet someone who puts your needs above their own—especially in the little things like making sure you are warm, or not hungry, or knowing that you need a hug on a bad day without even asking you.

Stay single until you meet someone who knows how to make things right after hurting you. And who knows the difference between "Sorry" and "Will you please forgive me?"

Stay single until you meet someone who never tells you that you can't, but rather, encourages you to do the seemingly impossible tasks at hand, to reach the unthinkable goals, and to accomplish all you hope for in this life. Someone who is on your team.

Stay single until you find someone who feels like home. Someone who you always want to be around. The person you want to be with when you experience the greatest moments of your life.

Stay single until you meet someone that finally makes you realize why it never worked out with anybody else.

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Raquel Z. Duarte

made in Rose City | creative | adventurer | authoress of "Pluviophile" & "Are My Eyes Still Tame?"

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