If You're Sad About Being Single, Here Are 15 Ways To Perk Yourself Back Up

Being single isn't a bad thing. There are so many wonderful perks of being single, but that doesn't mean not having an S.O. won't get you down every once in a while. Your Instagram feed is filled with engagements and happy couples and you can't help but feel a little bit jealous. It's okay to wish you had that special someone, but being single can be fun, too. Stop sulking in your loneliness and bask in the joys of being single. Here are 15 ways to live your best single life:

1. Go to a plant shop

Go to a local plant shop and put together a plant to either start a plant collection or to add to your plant collection. Science shows that having indoor plants helps provide cleaner air, lowers your risk for illness, enhances your concentration and memory, boosts your mood and well they're also really cute.

2. Paddleboard

There's just something about the great outdoors that brings so much peace and happiness. Go rent a paddleboard and enjoy your nearest lake or pond.

3. Play with cats at Petco

You can't tell me the cats aren't the best part of going to Petco. If you're lucky maybe puppies will be there, too.

4. Change up your hair

Out with the old, in with the new. Dye your hair. Chop it off. Make a drastic change. Why not?

5. Go to the movies

Get a large bag of popcorn, candy and a Mr. Pibb and watch that movie you've been dying to see. You don't need a boyfriend to do fun things. Be independent.

6. Rock Climb

Making it to the top of a rock wall is one of those more satisfying feelings. Reach new heights literally and figuratively.

7. Have a picnic

Go to the store and buy some cheese and crackers and box wine and find a shady spot in a park or nearby botanical gardens to have a picnic. Indulge yourself.

8. Go to a museum

Be cultured. Maybe you'll run into a hot guy who also appreciates the arts.

9. Have a spa day

Relax, unwind and devote a day to therapeutic pampering. You deserve it.

10. Girls night

Grab your closest girlfriends and have a night out on the town! Better yet one of Y'all can pretend you're getting married. Just wear a sash that says bride and Y'all can wear wigs and hopefully people will buy you guys free drinks to celebrate.

11. Go to the zoo

Please tell me how staring at cute animals can't cheer a person up?

12. Find a gratitude journal

It is easy to get wrapped up in negative thoughts, but a gratitude journal can help you refocus on the positivity in your life.

13. Sign up for yoga

Not only can yoga increase flexibility and muscle strength, but it can also reduce stress and anxiety. Be one with yourself. Literally.

14. Go backpacking

Pull a Reese Witherspoon in "Wild" and go on a backpacking trip. You can rent backpacking gear and go on a solo trek through the Rocky Mountains or the Appalachians.

15. Volunteer your time

Devote your time to a cause bigger than yourself. Volunteer at a homeless shelter or your local animal adoption center. Helping others has shown to have a positive affect on both your mental and physical health.

Literally, so hot RN

Literally, so hot RN

Look, I Don't Want Your Boy, But 'break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored' Makes Me Feel Incredible

It makes me feel empowered. It makes me feel my best.


I have seen so many thoughts and complaints that Ariana Grande's new song, "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored" is shallow.

Some are even saying, "this song just perpetuates everything that is wrong with dating and relationships in society today."

But, girl, I have to disagree.

You see, just because I sing this song at the top of my lungs in both my dorm's shower and alone in my car, I am not going to steal anyone's boyfriend.

I am simply pretending like I am some kind of bad chick that no one should mess with but in reality, I apologize for walking in someone's direction.

And, let's say, if I were to say something lighthearted or friendly to him and he responds with actions that propose cheating, he wasn't a good boyfriend in the first place.

Listen, girls: stop being so insecure.

You have a boyfriend. He loves you. He chose you. If another girl comes by and his eyes dart her way, his heart wasn't in it all the way.

Not everything is deeper than the skin.

Now, let me be clear, I am not saying that it's OK for girls to go around and try to steal boyfriends. Actually, that's a pretty trashy move that no one should attempt. I know it happens, though. I know it is everyone's worst fear.

However, there is no life living within fear of rejection and being left. If those are the things that linger in the back of your mind, you will never taste the freedom of living.

Truly living.

So am I a bad person, considering that 'break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored' is my anthem?

It makes me feel empowered. It makes me feel my best.

So no, just listening to Ari's new bop doesn't make me a bad person or a boyfriend stealer.

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7 Tiny Things College Dudes Do That Give Off Major Small Dick Energy

If you exhibit any of these signs, re-evaluate yourself and your choices.


If you don't know what "small dick energy" means, let me give you the Urban Dictionary definition: "someone who shows off masculinity by being cocky, showing off, overly confident to overcompensate their 4.2 inch fully erect dick."

If you're afraid you might have this tragic disease: let me explain some of the key symptoms:

1. Adding girls you don't know on any social media platform just because you think they're hot.

I never thought friend requests could be so annoying.

2. Messaging said girls with some stupid pick-up-line to start a conversation.

What is this? Tinder?

3. Getting mad and aggressive when said girls don't message you back.

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Bonus points for calling them mean names!

4. Getting even angrier when they do message back saying they're not interested.

Your insecurity isn't sexy.

5. Putting others down or not treating others with respect.

If you can't be polite to your servers or other customer service employees, you are the epitome of small dick energy.

6. Cornering girls at bars or parties and making them obviously uncomfortable.

If she doesn't seem interested in the conversation, she's not interested in you. Take a hint and walk away.

7. Any sort of forcefulness, pressure, or prejudice coming from a guy as he's talking to a girl.

BIG indicators of small dick energy and also toxic masculinity!

Now look, I know it sounds like I'm being a bitch, but let me tell you that I, and every other female on this planet regardless of race, sexuality, or anything that differentiates us, has been a victim of men with small dick energy. And it's not fucking cute anymore. In fact, it never was. If anything, it's uncomfortable, it's annoying, and it's concerning.

A girl is not a bitch, a slut, a loser, or any other name you want to throw at her if she doesn't like your advances. Calling her that is probably going to make her want to suck your (small) dick even less than before, if possible. We don't know you, and even if we did, we don't owe you anything. And if your first reaction to rejection is name-calling and blatant aggression, then you are likely a toxic person as it is who's got some deep-seated anger issues that you should probably take care of. And if you think that treating someone like that is okay and don't see anything wrong with that, then you might just be a psychopath, honestly.

Have some class and self-respect, guys, and leave the #smalldickenergy back in 2018.

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