Valentine’s Day may be the most dreaded “holiday” amongst singles alike but the movie How To Be Single shows us exactly why we should live it up and enjoy it to the fullest. Dakota Johnson stars as Lucy, a newly not so happy single young woman trying to find herself in NYC working as a paralegal. Rebel Wilson plays Robin, a single gal working at the same law firm as Lucy but having the opposite outlook in single life, enjoying every second of it up and being extremely comfortable with who she is.
This movie came right on time to show singles why they should enjoy being single instead of drowning in their sorrows. As I have said a thousand times before, single life is a time to enjoy getting to know yourself and to learn not to be dependent on someone else for once, especially for happiness. Besides the outfits of the characters being BOMB, there were a few things that stood out to me. Here is what How To Be Single can teach you about the single life and relationships in general:
Don’t go into dating thinking that everyone is the one
There is no need for you to plan your wedding, baby’s names or living room decor before you get past date number 1. Let things happen naturally instead of trying to rush into something that may turn out to be a disaster.
Exes are not your exit out of the single life
When you’re feeling single and hopeless, hitting up your ex because you have convinced yourself that you guys belong together and he is “the one” is out of the question. Let’s just not.
Single doesn’t mean you have to actively date to find the one if you aren’t ready to.
Sometimes time alone to do the things that you really desire without distractions is everything that you need.
When you get in a relationship, don’t become distant to the people who have stuck by you on the worst days
When you do find bae, don’t forget about the people who were there for you when you came crying to them about your troubled love life. These are the people who love you always, unconditionally.
Don’t let your old ways such as your focus on yourself and your career allow you to not let love into your life
Being single and happy doesn’t mean blocking love out of your life. There will come a time when in the misdt of you getting to enjoy being alone, someone may come and shake up your world a little bit (for the better).
Just remember being single is not the end of the world. Cherish every moment because one day you won’t have the luxury of taking up all of the space on the bed, amongst other things.