Wherever you look and wherever you go, you’re surrounded by couples, families, kids, you name it. And then there’s you, enjoying your latte macchiato or beer, not giving a damn about being single.
You simply aren’t one of those people who worry about the being single forever syndrome. You enjoy your freedom, you know what you want in life, and being in a relationship simply isn’t one of those things.
But then, at some point, you start to question your love life and destiny by asking yourself (and the universe): Are some people meant to be alone?
You just need some kind of final confirmation of how you really feel about your singledom. Well, that’s exactly what you’ll find below!
Are Some People Meant To Be Alone? 23 Signs You’re That One
If the majority of the following signs resonate with you, then you know you’re one of those people who are meant to be alone! And no, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with you because every single one of us has our own path in life. 😊
1. You’ve got 99 problems but being single isn’t one 💁♀️
Work problems, toxic friendships, pet problems… Like every single human being on earth, you’ve got 99 problems but being single just isn’t one of them.
Romantic relationships have never been your cup of tea. Instead, you prefer the single life, one-night stands, and casual romances.
You’re not in pursuit of a potential partner like the majority of single people out there. You’re happy where you are, and you know you’re exactly where you ought to be right now!
2. You don’t like others interfering with your routine
Being in a relationship means allowing another person to enter your life. When that happens, your routine gets compromised.
If you’re not the type of person who is okay with that, then you’re definitely not “eligible” to be in a committed relationship.
Your routine means the world to you, and you’re just not willing to change anything about it. You don’t like being asked questions about your whereabouts or being “forced” to text back even when you don’t feel like it.
More importantly, you’re not willing to compromise your girls’ nights or guy’s nights for spending time with your partner.
3. Working on yourself and your career are your top goals
Boosting your self-esteem, self-worth, and working on yourself (especially your mental health) are your top priorities. Okay, hitting the gym is also on the list.
You’re focused on your career, and you know that being in a serious relationship would disrupt that balance. Relationships require lots of effort, which means there won’t be much left for other things like your job and self-improvement.
When marriage and kids come into the equation, you can say goodbye to focusing on anything else but on “how to survive the day without compromising your sanity.” 🤣
Needless to say, these things aren’t your top goals in life, and we respect that.
4. Being single doesn’t make you feel lonely
There are plenty of people who are single but lonely. Also, there are people that like to be alone. One of those people is my friend.
Whenever someone asks her about her relationship status, she just tells them: I like being alone and single. It doesn’t make me feel lonely.
If you can relate to this, then you know you’re bound to be alone. If being single doesn’t make you feel uneasy, lonely, or like there’s something wrong with you, you know you enjoy your solo status.
PRO TIP: If you aren’t asking yourself questions like Am I going to be alone forever? then you know you’re meant to be alone.
5. Compromising is just not an option
Whenever you think of compromising, you start sweating. 😂 You have never been the type of person to compromise with others, so being in a relationship would never function, and you know it.
You know that relationships are all about compromise, making an effort, and sometimes going out of your way for your partner. If these things sound like something you would never do, then you know you’re meant to be alone.
Well, I always say that it’s better to be alone than in an unhealthy relationship.
6. You have that “No one will control me” attitude
“Why didn’t you text me back?” ”Where were you last night?” ”Where are you now?” “Let’s go for a walk!”
When you read these sentences, do you immediately feel that your freedom has been compromised? Being in a romantic relationship would be a bad thing for you if you identify it with controlling behavior.
They say that giving your time to someone is the greatest gift you can give them.
If you think you can’t do that, then you’re definitely destined to be alone. This doesn’t mean that you won’t be happy. You just function better that way.
7. You give up at the first obstacle
Every relationship expert will tell you that successful relationships are hard work. So, instead of asking yourself, Are some people meant to be alone? you should think about how you operate during difficult times.
Do you give up at the first obstacle, or do you keep fighting no matter what? If you’re one of those people who easily give up on things and people, then you’re definitely meant to be alone.
Since relationships require hard work and dedication, you wouldn’t be able to fulfill that role as a partner.
8. Dealing with other people’s problems is also not an option
We all have our own problems, and that goes without saying. But when you’re in a relationship, your partner’s problems become your own and vice versa.
If you’re not that good when it comes to dealing with other people’s problems, your relationship won’t function. If other people can’t rely on you, and you don’t expect to rely on them, then you’re totally meant to be solo.
9. You’re not interested in having kids or a family
Yes, some people are meant to be alone, especially if they aren’t interested in having a family or kids. If you’re not a family-oriented person, then you know what I’m talking about.
The mere thought of having a family makes you anxious because you’re not ready to fully commit to the role of being a mother or father. Having kids is out of the question because you know you’ll never be ready for that role either.
In a nutshell, you’re not interested in serious relationships (or any relationship) because they might eventually lead to having a family (which you also aren’t interested in).
10. Being in a relationship feels like being in prison to you
Does being in a relationship feel like being in prison to you? Well, that‘s one of the warning signs (or should I say telltale signs) that you’re meant to be alone.
That being said, Psychology Today claims that those who enjoy being single value freedom more and are more self-sufficient. I guess that’s the main reason you associate being in a relationship with prison.
You simply aren’t and never will be ready to “sacrifice” your freedom for a serious relationship or marriage. Period.
11. You’re scared of dating
Are some people meant to be alone? They say you should stay single until you’re not scared of being single. Well, if you’ve been single forever, it’s no wonder that you’re scared of dating.
You’re worried about how to approach someone you like, what to talk about on a date, what to wear, and a million other questions that you have no answer to. You’re scared of dating because you’re scared of making mistakes and meeting the wrong people.
Here’s the thing.
Before meeting the right person, you’re bound to meet lots of wrong people. And you shouldn’t take making mistakes too personally. It happens to all of us.
However, if you continue being scared of dating, then chances are you’re meant to be alone.
12. Drama is your biggest enemy
When I asked one of my male friends why he’s still single, he told me this: One of the top reasons why I’m still single is because I can’t stand drama.
I have to mention that he has a history of dating drama queens, so it’s no wonder he has an aversion toward dating whatsoever. If you can relate to this (meaning, if drama is your biggest enemy), then you’re also meant to be alone.
You don’t have to be in a relationship with a drama queen to experience some drama. Relationships are often dramatic by default. One day, things are going smoothly, and then the next, you’re in the middle of a roller-coaster ride.
If you’re not ready for any of this, then there’s the answer to the question Am I meant to be single?
13. Alone time is your favorite fun activity
When someone asks you about your favorite activity, you can’t think of any. Why? Because your favorite thing to do is to be alone in peace.
You don’t feel lonely when spending time alone, and other people often struggle to understand that. When you think of being in a relationship, the first thing that pops into your mind is compromising your alone time.
That is why you’d rather be single and happy on your own.
14. You’re a loner by nature
Interacting with coworkers drains you, as well as spending too much time with your friends and family. You enjoy your own company more than anyone else’s. Why? Because you’re a loner by nature and probably an introvert too.
You don’t enjoy going to a party with your best friends and potentially meeting new people. Some people spend their whole life in a “silent environment” because they aren’t 100% social creatures.
Too much social interaction tires you, and you couldn’t imagine being in a relationship with someone who talks too much, right? Actually, you couldn’t imagine being in one regardless of anything. Why?
15. You have commitment issues
Do you have commitment issues? If you do, then this might be the answer to the question of why you’re bound to be single.
Having commitment issues means having a hard time opening up to someone new, so long-term relationships are a big no-no for you. You prefer casual relationships where you don’t need to establish a meaningful bond with another person.
Due to commitment issues, you simply aren’t interested in any other type of relationship but a casual one. You’re not ready for anything that involves emotional investment on your side.
16. You belong to the aromantic crew
Belonging to the aromantic crew means having little to no romantic attraction to other people. Therefore, you know you’ll probably be alone for the rest of your life, and you’re totally fine with that.
You’re not looking for a significant other or your soulmate like many people out there. As a matter of fact, you don’t even believe in the concept of a soulmate.
You feel uneasy when surrounded by couples because you simply can’t understand the romantic concept of love. If you have no desire to be in a romantic relationship, you might be a lithromantic.
17. Unhealthy relationship patterns haunt you
Do you constantly fall for emotionally unavailable people? Or do you let others take advantage of you? Do unhealthy relationship patterns haunt you?
If yes, then it’s completely reasonable that you’re meant to be alone. Having unhealthy relationship patterns means you have some internal issues that need to be addressed.
There’s a reason you keep attracting emotionally unavailable people. Perhaps your parents were emotionally unavailable, and now you’re looking for them in every potential partner?
One thing is for sure: Until you deal with your own issues, chances are you’ll stay single for a long time and probably forever.
18. You value your independence more than anything
Are some people meant to be alone? Yes, they are. To all the ladies out there: Wanting to be free and self-sufficient is one of the top reasons why men stay single.
Truth be told, you don’t need to be a man to value your independence. Many women and men are really sensitive and worried about compromising their freedom and independence in a relationship.
If you ask me, this is a valid reason someone is meant to be alone. Not all of us are willing or capable of compromising. Some people are scared of losing themselves in a relationship.
19. You think you’re unworthy of love
Sometimes, the reason you’re destined to be alone is that you feel unworthy of love. This might stem from your childhood and the kind of relationship you had with your parents.
If you feel unworthy of love, you probably also feel like you’re not good enough. Because of that, you don’t expect others to show an interest in dating you. Also, you don’t bother dating and meeting other people.
You’re convinced that you ought to be alone for the rest of your life. Perhaps that’s true, but things could change when you least expect it.
20. Unrealistic expectations
You want to find love that is seen in movies. You expect too much of a potential partner, and your criteria are unrealistic. Having unrealistic expectations is a synonym for unmet expectations.
You want to be in a happy relationship that will be exactly as you think it should be. The reason you’re still single is that no single person can fit the role you expect them to.
Maybe it’s time to think about why you’re suffering from perfectionism and whether your unrealistic expectations are actually linked to your fear of falling in love.
21. You’re controlling
Do you have problems with controlling behavior? Giving your partner space is one of the basics of every healthy relationship. Being controlling is the total opposite.
It’s when you can’t let things happen naturally, or you have trust issues. Your need to be in control is evident in every area of your life. So, you know that romantic relationships will be no exception.
Are some people meant to be alone? Sure! If you’re a social rebel, chances are you’re bound to be alone because you don’t accept traditional views. You’re also appalled by stereotypes about single women and men.
You’re not interested in pleasing society and other people by choosing to marry or have kids. You’re inclined to do exactly the opposite of what society expects from you.
Being a rebel is engraved in the core of your being, and you simply can’t fight it, even if you wanted to. You’re okay with the fact that you’ll be alone because that’s exactly what you want in the first place.
23. You’re not interested in giving but only receiving
We all know that relationships work on the principle of giving and receiving. If you‘re not ready to give, then you can expect to receive and vice versa.
Perhaps this has something to do with “getting out of your comfort zone.”
When we’re receiving, we feel safe because we know the person cares about us. When you’re giving, you’re actually investing, which always includes risks.
Not being interested in giving but only receiving could be connected with the fear of commitment and playing it safe. If that’s the thing with you, then yes, you’re probably meant to be single.
Why Do I Like Being Alone?
Worry not, there’s nothing wrong with you if you prefer being alone. If you’re an introvert, spending too much time socializing can drain you. After that, you need to recharge, aka be alone.
As a matter of fact, you don’t need to be an introvert to be attracted to the idea of being alone. If you like to spend time alone, it means you enjoy your own company, which is a good thing.
Many people are scared of being alone because they still haven’t fallen in love with themselves. They crave other people’s company because they can’t be alone with their own thoughts.
Restless spirits usually don’t enjoy being alone. If you‘re in harmony and at peace with yourself, spending time alone will be a source of joy.
Is It OK To Be Alone For Life?
Yes. I know many people who are alone for life because they’ve chosen to be. If your choice is to be alone for life, then you know you’re doing the right thing.
If you have your own valid reasons why you’re better off alone than in a relationship, then go for it! Don’t think too much about what other people say. Not every single one of us is bound to marry and have kids.
If that idea doesn’t appeal to you, it doesn’t mean you should be judged for it. You have every right to make your own choices in accordance with your beliefs and the current situation.
Here’s an extra tip: Close your eyes and imagine that you’re in a relationship. Does this make you happy? Now close your eyes again and imagine that you’re alone for life. Does that make you happy?
Do what makes you happy.
It Is Possible To Be Alone And Happy!
Are some people meant to be alone? Yes, they are, but this doesn’t mean they will be less happy than those in a relationship.
I know many people who are rocking their single life, and you can be one of those people too. You can be alone and happy if that’s what makes you happy. 😄