Something we all have in common is that we've all been single at one or many points in our lives. And yes, views are evolving, but being single is still stigmatized. Just think about it, how many times have you heard "When are you going to settle down and get married?" or "When are you going to make me a grandmother?" However, if someone ends up single, it might not be the end of the world for them. Shocking, I know.

Singlehood has its ups and downs. For example, there's the sweet, sweet freedom, but you also have to suffer through the perils of online dating. It's not perfect. But then again, is anything? In an attempt to stop their relationship-flaunting friends from asking "How are you?" in a condescending tone, single people have been describing their everyday life in memes. Maybe if they make enough of these, their relatives will also get the message?

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My boyfriend knew when we were on our 3rd date at McDonald's. Hungry as hell, I stuffed almost the entire burger in my face. He was staring at me in awe and said "that's hot!!!" that was 4 years ago :'D

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Bella DePaulo, Ph.D., is a project scientist and social psychologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara. While speaking to the American Psychological Association, she pointed out an interesting fact: with all of the celebration of marriage and coupling and weddings, you'd think that married people would be happier. But if you were to follow the same people over the course of their lives and ask them over and over again, "Are you happy? Are you happy? Are you happy? How happy are you?", you'd see that when people get married, they end up no happier than they were when they were single.

So if someone is a really happy single person, they'll probably be a happily married person and if they were not so happy as a single person, they probably will not be so happy as a married person.

"Sometimes, people get a little bump in happiness [at the time when they tie the knot], but then they go back to being as happy or as unhappy as they were when they were single," DePaulo said.

"And here's something else about that newlywed effect – that little increase in happiness around the wedding – it only happens for the married people who get married and stay married. If you're one of those married couples who's going to end up divorced, as your wedding is approaching you're already getting a tiny bit less happy."

So there you have it: happiness starts from within. And getting a partner isn't going to change that. Consciously or not, people are probably realizing that. The number of single-person households in the United States has been growing steadily since 1960.

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DePaulo has been studying people who she calls "single at heart." They're the ones who live their best, most authentic, most meaningful lives by staying single. "When you ask [these people] ... what they think when they know they're going to have some time alone coming up, overwhelmingly, more than 95 percent say they look forward to it, they really savor their solitude. And they don't worry – or they very rarely worry that if they have time to themselves, they're going to feel lonely."

According to her, loneliness is a really important thing to study. We need to be more aware of what people can get out of solitude rather than just worrying about people who are going to be lonely.

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The older you get, the harder it is to meet people since you never want to leave your house

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🗣this. Right. Here. Point Me In The Direction Of The Single Childless College Educated Men. What Club Do They Go To? 😩the Struggles Of #datinginyour30s #whoaremykidsgonnaplaywith #allmyfriendsaredatingsomeone #singlefriend #biggirlsneedlovetoo 😔

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Sum Guy
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some fish look like that but are still delicious

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Vicky Z
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Needs the meme with old rose from titanic: it's been 84 years....

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Linus Nilsson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Of course I solved it before scrolling on, what kind of psychopath do you think I am?

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Bardhi's Dad
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's the first condition. Then you can go further with your love life.

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Luther von Wolfen
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My mom recently told me that if I started dating a man, she would be happy that I found someone to share my life with and I was like "That's cool, but I'm happy being single and please stop talking."

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Vicky Z
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can always drunk text myself! Less embarrassment!

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

'Self partnered' can see myself using that

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'll take Britney over those people any day though

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Saint Thomas
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a good idea to have added the "Me/Me" caption, as the concept of mirror is something few people know or understand.

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Alex the awful German
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"well kids, that is actually how I met your mother!"

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#singlememes #prevalentinesdayhumor

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June
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Best valentine's day is single valentine's day. You please yourself, and you know how to. So, feel free to have a Valentine's day date with yourself?

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want this shirt! And this cacatoes! And this mans fabulous vibe!

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