Feeling blue because you don’t have a Valentine? Maybe these funny & inspirational quotes about being single will cheer you up! Check them out, and remember, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with celebrating Valentine’s Day with yourself!

Feeling blue because you don’t have a Valentine? Maybe these funny & inspirational quotes about being single will cheer you up! Check them out, and remember, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being your own Valentine!

Love has never really worked out for me. I’m not feeling sorry for myself or anything, it’s just a simple fact. I’ve spent my whole life chasing after the idea of an epic love and it’s led me down some strange and bumpy roads.

I don’t have many regrets. Every relationship prior to the birth of my son put the pieces in place for his existence. Every relationship after taught me a valuable lesson. Even if Jake wasn’t a factor, I’ll never regret marrying his father. He’s the great love of my life and my soul mate in every way…except the one that makes it possible for us to work as a couple.

Still, romantic love and me? Not a good mix. So, I’ve given up on it. Again, not feeling sorry for myself. This isn’t an “oh, that poor girl” thing. This is a GOOD thing!

See, by giving up on the idea of falling in love and having a fairy tale happy ending, I’ve learned that I really am happier alone. I like having the whole bed to myself, making decisions without factoring in a partner, or even just watching what I want on TV every night.


Okay, enough blah blah from me. You don’t want to hear my entire life story, right? You came here for quotes about being single! So, here they are below.

1. I wonder why

“Nearly everyone I meet expresses deep sympathy about the fact that I have never married. Sometimes I wonder why.” ― Anna Quindlen | Quotes About Being Single

2. Remember, the Dalai Lama is single!

Don’t let society fool you into believing that if you don’t have a girlfriend or boyfriend then you’re destined for a life of misery. The Dalai Lama has been single for the last 80 years and he is one of the happiest people on earth. Stop searching for happiness in places outside of yourself, and start finding it where it has always been: within you.”
― Miya Yamanouchi

3. My alone feels so good…

My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. - Warsan Shire | Inspirational Quotes About Single Life

4. A destiny so big…

“There’s something really cool about knowing that your destiny is SO big that you’re not meant to share it with anyone. At least not yet.”

5. Not a status..

“Single is not a status, it is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others.” 
― prixie | Inspirational Quotes About Being Single

6. Be happy…

“You don't have to be part of a couple to be happy, you know.”
― Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Alice Alone | Inspirational Quotes About Being Single

7. Definitely better!

“ “Being single is definitely better than being with the wrong person”
  ― Hassan Choughari

8. To love oneself…

"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance" - Oscar Wilde  | Inspirational Quotes About Being Single

9. It’s a choice, not a lack of options

“Single is no longer a lack of options – but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status but to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out.” - Mandy Hale

10. Singular, not single

“ ‘You want to be single?’

I said yes. And then I told her that I thought single was a stupid term. It made it sound like you were unattached to anyone, unconnected to anything. I preferred the term singular. As in individual.”
  ― David Levithan

11. Solitude is a good companion

I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude- Thoreau  | | Inspirational Quotes About Being Alone

12. Writers are never single!

“I’m single. Well, no. I’m a writer so I am one person with many others always running around my noggin, so I guess I’m a… plural?”
  ―  Alex G Zarate

13. It’s worth celebrating

Being single is about celebrating and appreciating your own space that you're in. - Kelly Rowland  | Inspirational Quotes About Being Single

14. There are worse things than being alone

I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone. - Robin Williams  | Inspirational Quotes About Being Alone

15. Maybe they see how happy we are alone?

“The longer you stay single, the more you become a threat to other relationships…”
  ― Nitya Prakash

16. Most profound relationship

The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves. - Shirley MacLaine  | Inspirational Quotes About Being Single

17. Fly solo

Being with no one is better than being with the wrong one. Sometimes those who fly solo have the strongest wings. - Nitya Prakash  | Inspirational Quotes About Single Life

18. I have at least one of each, actually!

“ Many of the most charming women I know are single and possess at least one cat or dog. Maybe after getting used to an affectionate quadruped, it is hard to settle for a man.” “
  ―  Luigina Sgarro

(In the interest of fairness towards ALL single people, it’s hard for anyone to settle for a human (man, woman, or non-binary) after getting used to the affection of a 4-legged creature!)

19. Be your own first love

Love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll spend the rest of your life with.  | Inspirational Quotes About Being Single

20. Properly Value Yourself

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death: ourselves. - Eda Leshan  | Inspirational Quotes About Being Single

21. Get to know yourself

“Get to know who you are instead of waiting for some magical person to walk into your life and make you more adventurous, richer, nicer, smarter, sexier, or more relaxed in your own skin. That’s too big a job for anyone to take on anyway. At the end of the day, all anyone wants to be is loved and appreciated, not burdened with your unresolved issues.”
  ―  Andrea Bain

More short quotes about being single

I was going to stop at 21, but I found so many more great short and sweet inspirational quotes about being single! I’m not getting fancy with these, though.

  • ” He sleeps fastest who sleeps alone.” – Richard Avedond
  • “Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose.” – Jo Coudert
  • ” Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it. ” – John Mayer
  • ” I love being single. It’s almost like being rich. ” – Sue Grafton
  • ” Single |sin•gle| (adjective) – Too fabulous to settle.” ― Mandy Hale
  • “I like being single. I’m always there when I need me. ” – Art Leo
  • “If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts.” – Thomas Merton
  • ” He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. ” – Lao Tzu
  • “It’s not about being single or in a relationship, it’s about feeling good about yourself. “- Akansh Malik
  • “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody. ” – Maya Angelou
  • “All single people are not really single. They all have untold stories behind the scene.” ― Ahmed Ali Anjum
  • ” I’m single because I was born that way. “- Mae West
  • “Discover why you’re important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn’t completely agree. “- Fisher Amelie
  • “The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous” -Rabindranath Tagore

I hope you enjoyed these inspirational quotes about being single. Remember, to paraphrase Katy Perry, you don’t need a Prince (or Princess) Charming to have your own happy ending.