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10 ways spending time alone will make your next relationship better

Hello Giggles Logo By Arielle Tschinkel of Hello Giggles | Slide 1 of 11: If you’re single right now, regardless of how you may feel about that fact — whether you’re truly ready to mingle, or simply happier flying solo at the moment — you should figure out how to enjoy spending time alone.  Here’s the thing: You may meet the love of your life tomorrow, or you may be happier alone long-term (and there’s no shame in that!), but either way, spending time alone is actually really good for you.  There are so many annoying and outdated tropes about single women, from being called a “spinster” (ick!) to images of a sad, wistful woman alone in a restaurant (remember Carrie Bradshaw in Paris, surrounded by pastries for herself and that sad puppy dog at the next table over?), but the truth is, when you spend time alone, amazing things happen that can end up making your next relationship better.  If you’re not used to the idea of being alone, you will quickly see that there’s so much to learn and fall in love with about yourself, which will ultimately make your next relationship that much stronger. Even if it seems weird now, there are so many benefits of spending time alone that will make you a better partner, if you find yourself in a relationship again someday.

If you’re single right now, regardless of how you may feel about that fact — whether you’re truly ready to mingle, or simply happier flying solo at the moment — you should figure out how to enjoy spending time alone.

Here’s the thing: You may meet the love of your life tomorrow, or you may be happier alone long-term (and there’s no shame in that!), but either way, spending time alone is actually really good for you.

There are so many annoying and outdated tropes about single women, from being called a “spinster” (ick!) to images of a sad, wistful woman alone in a restaurant (remember Carrie Bradshaw in Paris, surrounded by pastries for herself and that sad puppy dog at the next table over?), but the truth is, when you spend time alone, amazing things happen that can end up making your next relationship better.

If you’re not used to the idea of being alone, you will quickly see that there’s so much to learn and fall in love with about yourself, which will ultimately make your next relationship that much stronger. Even if it seems weird now, there are so many benefits of spending time alone that will make you a better partner, if you find yourself in a relationship again someday.

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