hooooolllly crap, if you ever need advice on being the "single friend" and coping with it, you have come to the right place.
long story short, i've seen all of my friends go through more boys than the number of boys that have taken an interest in me. being single sucks, i won't sugarcoat it, we all know it does. hopefully, if you're in the same position i'm in, at least one of these tips will help you gain a new perspective on your situation :)

1.don't block the blessing -
my mom always tells me this, and i can't agree more. sometimes being single is a blessing. in my life, for example, if i had decided to go through and date this particular boy, i would be in very bad state, he was not good for me. instead, i let him go and i think i'm in a better state now than i would be had i continued our relationship. let your singleness be a good break, if you are in between relationships, use it as time where you can learn more about yourself and what you want in a future partner.

2.don't rush -
believe me, i have had so many instances where i thought "he's the one, i'm gonna date him" literally minutes after i find boy on Instagram or at a party. just like how sometimes the quiet is necessary, singleness can be necessary sometimes too.

3.your time will come -
it's best to remember that your soulmate is out there, somewhere, even if it seems like there's a good 98% chance you're going to end up alone for the rest of your life surrounded by at least 10 dogs (sorry, this is how i'm picturing my future, right now). it's a lot easier said than done, but knowing that your future soulmate is out there is super comforting.

4. invest time in yourself and in your friends -
so let's say, you find your ideal partner, but not your soulmate, and you just absolutely worship them and spend no time with your friends or even by yourself. now let's say this relationship ends horribly and you are single again. who are you going to turn to? do you even know yourself anymore? (sorry for the dramatics, trying to prove a point) invest as much time in your friendships, they are just as, if not more, important than your future relationships.

that's it for now. i'm going through a string of weird, mixed-up emotions and i decided that i couldn't be the only person who was struggling with this.
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