As early as sixth grade, some of my batchmates started to have boyfriends. Some lasted a few months to a few years. Then there are the couples from sixth grade who are still going strong up to this very moment (I am so happy for you I may or may not be shipping you guys so hard for the longest time.) I've been single since birth. I don't mind. Sure, there are times when I see this really cute couple and a part of me inside wants someone to hold hands with and kiss and do really cute stuff together with, but then that feeling eventually subsides. I've been a third wheel so many times and usually, it's pretty awkward since my friends or my cousins are being all cuddly and sweet with their SOs. Sure, it'd be nice to be with someone that way, but then again it's okay to be free and uncommitted. I remember how it's great not be in a big commitment with someone and how you're free to pretty much do anything without having to worry about updating someone with what you're doing (god, I hate those kinds of relationships, like please give your SO some space.). Also, you don't have to spend more every so often since you don't have anyone to buy flowers, chocolates, or other man gifts for anyone, so that's more for you!
It's okay to be single. You can have more time for yourself. You can always set time to hang out with a bunch of people without having to worry about your SO. There is nothing worse than losing a friend just because s/he suddenly got into a relationship. It makes me want to slap him/her in the head and go all, "Hey, we're still here. You know? Your friends? The ones who have always been there for you??" And if this certain friend does end up ignoring everyone but her SO, then girl, don't come running to me when you two eventually break up. Just kidding. That was too harsh. But yes, don't ever ignore your friends just because you got into a relationship.
It's okay to be single. Save yourself from all the drama and stress. If you think you're already having a tough time juggling school work and org work and friendship and family ties, then maybe rethink getting into this romantic relationship. If I were to be in a relationship, I would give so much effort into this relationship. I don't want to be in a relationship just because I want a boyfriend or just for fun. What's the point of getting into a relationship if you're not gonna be serious about it, right? It's okay to be single. It's okay to not want to be tied to someone. It's okay to want to wait for the right person.
- Daniela Regis
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