How to stay single until you’re ready to date

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Have a bucket list

Relationships take so much of our time that we end up neglecting ‘me time’. When you’re single you have all the time in the world to do all your favourite things. Your wish list could include things like bungee jumping or hiking. The longer your list, the less time you’ll have stressing over your status. You’ll be preoccupied with ticking off everything in that list.

Work on yourself

Take this period of your life to pin point and work on all the wrong things that you think were the reason behind ending your past relationships. Work on the positives as well. By the time Mr right comes, you’d have worked on yourself and you’ll be ready to tackle the complex dating scene with a fresh approach.

Make strong friendships

There’s no point in having a lot of friends if you’re unable to either learn or grow from your connection with them. During this time, you’ll see who your real friends are. The genuine ones will not pressure you into getting back in the game right after a break up or suggest hooking you up with someone.

Turn it into a positive

More often than not, the single life is often seen as bad, but this isn’t true. When you get into a relationship it needs to be worthwhile, meaning that you have to be with the right person, at the right time and most importantly when you feel ready.

Continue being sexually active

Unlike before, one doesn’t need to be in a relationship to have sex. If one night stands and having a friend with benefits isn’t a big deal for you then by all means go ahead and get some action as your intentions will be clear from the beginning.

Learn to enjoy your time alone

Subconsciously, relationships train us to depend on someone else to have fun, laugh and be happy. You’re capable of being alone and enjoy your own space because besides family and friends the only person you have is you. 

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