Being single is not a sign that you don’t deserve to find love, nor does it mean that you’ve failed the test of being a significant other. Here are seven possible reasons why you’ve maintained your single status despite the fact that you’re an absolute catch.
You know your worth
You know what you can bring to the table, and you don’t want to be with someone who doesn’t recognize or measure up to your best assets. As long as you’re not being stubborn, this is truly a good thing because it guarantees that you’ll end up with a partner who helps you be your best self.
You won’t settle
Even at your worst moments you’ll take feeling lonely over being in an unfulfilling relationship. You don’t want to date someone just for the sake of dating because you’d much prefer to take the time you need to find someone who satisfies all of your standards.
You’re tackling your other priorities first
Just because you’d make a great partner doesn’t mean you want to be one right now. You might want to focus on your career, family or friends first and there is nothing wrong with that. It’s better to have your life in check before you go looking.
You’re afraid to take risks
If you’re not getting into a relationship by choice it might be that you’re not putting yourself out there. You can’t be uneasy about making the first move or agreeing to a date because at the end of the day, a relationship is a two-way street. You have to get to know a guy in order for him to know that you’re an amazing partner.
You don’t know what you’re looking for
It’s OK to not have a specific “type” or “checklist” for what you want in a partner. However, instead of allowing yourself to feel lost in the world of dating you should experiment, go on a few dates and then reevaluate your goals.
You’re still recovering from a breakup
If you’re still getting over a past relationship, you have to take the time you need before you get back into the dating game. You need to make sure that you’re emotionally available first, and then you can decide whether or not you want to look for love again––because you don’t want to compare your new partner to your ex.
You simply haven’t met the right person
Whether the circumstances haven’t been right or you just haven’t encountered anyone you want to commit to yet, it’s best to wait rather than to force something with the wrong person.