It can be hard to be single at times – especially when the holidays roll around. When the universe seems determined to rub your face in not being in a relationship, it can be difficult not to be jealous of all those happy couples out there. You end up feeling like the last guy picked for kickball, the only dude not to get the invite to the party. When even dudes who don’t seem to have half of what you have to offer are coupling up, it’s understandable to wonder if you’re under an ancient curse.
It’s entirely understandable that you’re going to feel as though you’re missing out. Paradoxically though, trying to couple up isn’t the answer. In fact, focusing on trying to find a girlfriend will actually make things worse. Like Sisyphus rolling the rock up the hill, you’re going to find yourself miserable and further from your goals than before. And even if you do find a partner, you’ll discover that your loneliness doesn’t magically disappear.
So instead of beating yourself up about your being the Last (Single) Man On Earth, you want to focus on what will make your life infinitely better: you want to learn how to be happy being single.