The single life

Lots of people feel pressure to date.

Movies and music are full of people falling in and out of love. It might be the same story at school. But there are lots of single teens who prefer to fly solo.

Here are some of the upsides of being single:

Have it your way

Making compromises is a big part of being in a couple. When you’re single, you can focus on activities that interest you. You’ll also have the chance to think about what you want and don’t want in a relationship, so you’ll be ready for one when the
time comes.

Better yourself

By putting off dating for a while, you can focus on other things like school, friendships, and figuring out what you want to do with your life.

Hold out

There are lots of people who don’t want to start dating until they are older and ready for a serious relationship.

Casting call

Being in a relationship can mean a lot of drama. The single life may be calmer and easier to handle.

Remember: you don’t need someone else to be complete!

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Last reviewed September 2013 by the Kids Help Phone Counselling Team

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