As the weather gets colder, it seems to be that more and more people tend to enter relationships. However, there are many of us who simply witness everyone else become couples while we sit alone watching Netflix for hours on end. You feel like you should have a significant other and feel lonely. How do you handle this situation? Let me help you out.
The first thing you need to realize is that just because everyone else is in a relationship, it does not mean that you need to be, as well. Perhaps it is not the right time for you and maybe you need to focus on other aspects of your life. Focus on something you care about and work toward making your goals become realities. It can help distract you and even give you a different type of satisfaction.
You also do not need another person to complete you — you are complete on your own. You can take pleasure in being single and take time to make sure you love yourself. After all, you can't love someone else until you love yourself first.
If you feel lonely, hang out with some of the other people in your life that care about you. Your friends and family will always be there for you. Even if some of your friends have significant others, they are still your friends and you should definitely make an effort to hang out with them.
On the other hand, if you feel like it is truly the time for you to have a relationship, you need to put yourself out there. You are not going to find a partner if you don't leave your house. Meeting new people or joining new organizations sounds cheesy, but it is honestly a good way to find someone. Be open-minded and strike up conversations with people, you don't have anything to lose if it ends poorly.