10 Quotes That Will Remind You Of The Best Things About Being Single

'To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.'
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"Bakit single ka parin?" It's one of the most common questions single women are tired of hearing—seriously, may deadline ba? As we've established many times in the past, being single in your 30s can lead to many interesting opportunities. You can focus on nurturing your career, you get to control your own budget, and you can decide for yourself

Here are a couple of noteworthy quotes that will inspire you to embrace your single life: 

"Singleness isn't an excuse to take a back seat on life but an opportunity to wholeheartedly pursue your own purpose." Michael Todd

"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." - Oscar Wilde 

"Single is no longer a lack of options-but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status but to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out." -  Mandy Hale

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"The man for me is the cherry on the pie. But I'm the pie and my pie is good all by itself. Even if I don't have a cherry." - Halle Berry 

"It took me a long time, but I'm very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered." - Emma Watson 

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"Taking solitude in stride was a sign of strength and of a willingness to take care of myself..." -  Jenni Ferrari-Adler

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"It is a mistake to think that we need a certain type of relationship to be happy. If we crave a relationship when we are single, we will bring that wanting into any relationship with the consequent problems. To feel that destiny will provide us with what best meets our deepest needs is to be able to enter into any stage of life with confidence and a sense of completeness, not a sense of lack which someone else is supposed to fill." - Donna Goddard

"If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts." - Thomas Merton

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"Discover why you're important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn't completely agree." - Fisher Amelie

"We are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone..." - Jennifer Aniston

Sources: Good Reads, Brainy QuoteVogue UK, PEP.ph, and E! Online

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