Ever heard of “single-shaming”? This is a common occurrence in a world where societal pressure plays a factor. Throngs of questions about singlehood are often asked in gatherings.. Unsolicited comments also come from people who don’t see a single life as a norm.

But is being single something to be ashamed of?

In a recent survey by one of the largest dating services in the Philippines, around 77% of respondents self-identified as consciously single. Personal standards and careful intentions are among the reasons many prefer to stay out of a relationship. If you are single, what truly matters is to make the most of your status to live happy and fulfilled. 


Here are 4 tips to live a single life to the fullest.

  1. Have a Circle of Supportive Friends. Having a support group that respects your choice is important. While a romantic relationship may not be your priority, your circle of friends can be your source of happiness and support. Build solid friendships that can enrich your life. 
  2. Don’t Let Loneliness Lower your Standards. . Your preference to live a single life may be temporary. It could just be a matter of time to find the right one for you. Don’t stay away from the idea of living your future with a partner for life. At the same time, your selectivity should not be compromised. When choosing a future partner, find someone who shares your values and will bring out the best in you. You don’t have to settle for someone who doesn’t match your preferences. 
  3. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle and Daily Routine. Singlehood can leave ample room for establishing self-care routines. Read a new book every month, run a marathon, or keep your mind engaged by creating things people enjoy, like baked goods or visual art. Regular exercise, clean eating, and meditation will allow you to look forward to creating new connections, romantic or otherwise
  4. Invest in Yourself. Living life on your own is an opportunity to live freely. Engage in things that you want to explore. Aside from enjoyment, these activities can also foster self-development. Find new hobbies that you’ll enjoy. Look into opportunities that can benefit you as an individual and impact your future. While you can take risks without having to worry about the collateral damage that may come with them, you should be smart in choosing your undertakings especially when it comes to investments.


You can maximize your earning potential with the right investments. Sun Life Prosperity Funds offer options that depend on your status and goals. Connect with a financial advisor to start your investment journey.

Embrace singlehood and live your life to the fullest. Your timeline may be different from others but you can make the most of singlehood to live happily and look forward to a brighter life.


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