Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
Being single is NOT the end of the world.
Let me start off by saying:
College is not all about being in a relationship.
I never quite understood why people, my age especially, would be actively looking for a significant other. Of course, companionship is important, but it is definitely not something that should be forced. I recently turned 19 and I can honestly say that I am not looking to be in a relationship. To be honest, I have never been the type of girl to seek out a relationship or be boy crazy. I have always believed that the time I spend by myself should be used for getting my life together. How in the world can you be with another person if you don't even know how to be by yourself?
I have so many friends that are too concerned with finding a guy and living happily ever after that when they don't find that, they feel like something is wrong with them. Or when they think they have found anything even remotely close to that, they jump into a relationship that ends up being hot mess central (been there, done that). Now I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with being in a relationship, but a lack of a relationship doesn't mean that there is something wrong.
Now is the time to figure out who you are and start building for your future. Focus on school, work on that GPA and begin your search for internships. College is a crucial time to start building your brand and finding yourself, so do that! And if you happen to find love along the way, that's great, but don't put all of your focus on being in a relationship.