How to Be Happy Being Single

The Angry Therapist
3 min readFeb 20, 2024

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Being single can be a valuable and transformative time in your life. It’s not just a waiting period until you find someone new. Instead of focusing on finding someone else, it’s important to ask yourself:

  • Who do you want to be when you do find someone new?
  • What new abilities and tools will you possess?
  • How will you feel about yourself?
  • What will you bring to the table?

To be happy being single, it’s crucial to shift your mindset and embrace this time as an opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery. Here are some ways to find happiness while you’re experiencing singlehood.

  1. Make a conscious effort to continue dating, communicating, and seeking connections with others. Use dating as a way to know yourself better rather than solely seeking validation or companionship from others. This is not selfish; it’s a meaningful and life-changing experience. Shift your perspective from just going on “dates” to creating meaningful connections. Be open to meeting new people and engaging in genuine conversations that allow you to learn more about yourself and others. However, it’s important to remember that you are not responsible for other people’s feelings. Focus on being easier on yourself and not repeating unhealthy behaviors or patterns from past relationships.

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The Angry Therapist

Author of “I Used To Be A Miserable F*CK” and “Single. on Purpose.” IG: theangrytherapist