7 Things Every Single Girl Should Know

Must-read advice for the single and fabulous crowd.

Charli Penn Mar, 03, 2016

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Black travel communities are currently on the rise on popular social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook where travelers are sharing their epic, inspiring and unforgettable travel memories with others more than ever before. Our favorite part? A large number of these travelers are seeing the world solo and loving every single globetrotting second of it. Get into it, girls!

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True story! Did you know that single women now make up 16 percent of nationwide homebuyers, according to the National Association of Realtors? Meanwhile single men account for just nine percent and the gap is steadily growing year-over-year thanks to more and more women choosing to buy before they say “I do.”

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There was once a time that those men and women who sought the help of professional matchmakers were considered desperate and extremely lonely. (And with no shortage of disposable income too.) Well, it’s a new day, ladies. Professional matchmakers are making love happen every day for singles who are ready to find a real connection with a potential mate and to admit that they need a little help to do so. Local matchmakers offer a variety of services for singles at affordable costs.

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…well, on occasion. Real talk moment: The grass is always greener on the other lawn. Right now you can just pick up and move to a new state, just because, take a job on the other side of the world or hole up in your house and write a bestseller, no questions asked. One of the toughest parts of marriage is finding a way to "do you" and still be one half of a “we.” There are amazing benefits to both the single and attached lifestyles. Enjoy the least complicated phase of your grown-and-sexy life to the fullest. Signed, Your Married (and Mommy) Friends

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Sure, you've heard countless horror stories, and yes, at least two of your closest friends have tried and failed to find a decent date online. We get it; online dating has a bad rep. While it may not be for everybody, if you've never dipped your toes into the online dating waters, you have to try it. The best part is, whether the dates are hits or misses, you’ll learn a little something more about yourself and what you truly desire in the right match. Or, at the very least, you’ll have some amazing and hilarious tales to tell your friends over cocktails. So, go sign up already. (Have you seen how many Bridal Bliss couples met online somehow?) Enough said.

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We know you’re tired of hearing people tell you that Mr. Right is out there, “but you just haven’t met him yet.” Agreed—enough of that for now. But, what if we told you there is a chance you already met your future husband and could possibly already know him well? A large number of happily-ever-afters begin as close friendships that blossom over the years or arrive when casual acquaintances finally take the time to get to know each other better.

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Believe it or not, sometimes a guy who isn’t the “total package” or "your type" still has something special to offer you right now. Whether he’s an amazing listener, a great movie-night companion or the kind of guy who treats your friends like queens and shares your eclectic taste in tunes, enjoying the positives while focusing less on the negatives will make the dating game a lot easier to play, promise!