I have been single pretty much my entire life. Well, except for this awkward, weird patch in high school where I sort of dated someone. Now I am 21 and am more single than ever. I don't have a Tinder because I'm just not really into that, am not "talking" to somebody and am friends with all of my friends friends so they can't introduce me to somebody new. So therefore, I am the definition of single. Go ahead and look up the word single in the dictionary and I will be there. Just kidding, I know you don't own a dictionary to do so.
Anyways, I 100% understand what it's like to be the single friend. Like I said, I've been doing it practically my whole life. My friends at school are in relationships, my friends back at home are in relationships and even the other interns at my internship are in relationships. It can honestly get kind of hard always being the single friend. Being constantly surrounded by people in relationships can kind of make you forget all of the reasons you like being single and can sometimes make you question your self worth. Well, I am here to not only tell you, but myself it is okay to be single.
It is okay to be single while you're in school. I'm already stressed enough handling a full-time job and some summer classes in July I can't even begin to imagine how much more stressful life would be with a relationship in the equation. I unfortunately don't have enough time to see my friends, so there's not even a chance I'd have to see someone I'm dating.
My point is, it's hard to understand sometimes why you can't seem to find somebody for you. I'm not going to sit here and lie and say it's always rainbows and unicorns in single land because it's not. Sometimes it can make you really start to feel bad about yourself. I can also lie and say you shouldn't cry about it, which I think is completely untrue. I really think a good cry can cure just about anything sometimes.
So good ahead and cry. Cry because it sucks watching "The Notebook" sometimes because you're alone. Cry because your friends are too busy with their significant other to hang out. Cry because you feel a little bit bad about yourself. But AFTER you cry listen to Tori Kelly's "Dear No One" and be the badass yourself. Trust that it'll happen when it's supposed to (which I know is super hard to sometime). It's not worth it to force something. It'll be okay. Work on yourself and great things will happen.