Many people worry about finding the right person to settle down with, or having a failed marriage – but now people who have ended up alone have revealed it’s nothing to be afraid of.
Singletons from around the world who haven’t found a life partner took to the Q&A site Quora to reveal what it’s really like, with most of them giving a very positive account of solo living.
In response to the question, ‘What happens when you end up alone without a partner? Is it really that terrible of a life?’
Others said it had taken a bad relationship to make them realise it’s so much better to be alone, with one saying: ‘I felt so lonely with my husband. I feel fulfilled now. It was a total liberation.’
Another added: ‘You get to eat onions, do what you want, make mistakes without impacting somebody else’s process. There are so many benefits I do not know how to list them all.’
A divorced woman whose children have moved out, said she finally had the freedom she’s craved all her life.
‘It’s like pure oxygen,’ she said. ‘At last I have my own space and my own time and it’s all mine.’
Singletons who haven’t found a life partner took to the Q&A site Quora to reveal what it’s really like, with most of them giving a very positive account of solo living (stock image)
A divorced woman said she’d finally found the freedom she’d been craving her entire life
A divorcée said she felt lonely in her marriage but is much more fulfilled now that she’s on her own
A responder was one of several who pointed out that some people are much better on their own than in a partnership
One woman said that some people, like her, are naturally just happier being masters of their own destinies and doesn’t feel lacking in any way for not having a partner.
Another agreed that some people are ‘naturally loners’ but admitted that she needs ‘a pet to make me whole’.
‘Being alone does have its advantages because you end up with a lot of “me time”,’ another added. ‘But it does get boring after a while.
‘Enjoy your “me time”, accumulate new friends. It really isn’t so terrible.’
A woman sounded a not of caution, saying that you need good friends around you and admitted she needed a pet to make her feel ‘whole’
A major advantage to being single is having lots of ‘me time’ although it sometimes can be too much of a good thing
One woman rejoiced in being able to eat onions and not having to worry about picking up her dirty shoes
A man of 60 said that learning to love yourself is more important than having a partner
A sociologist said it’s more important to pursue your own dreams and passions, rather than waiting for the right person to come along