Afraid of being single? A recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology shows that you’re in good company. University of Toronto researcher Stephanie Spielmann found that people who fear the single life often “settle for less in love; they’re more likely to cling to unhappy relationships and more willing to date duds!”
With all of the negative stigmas that come with being single, like turning into a “cat lady” or becoming a “spinster,” Spielmann found that many who participated in this study were willing to settle for less in order to avoid those fates.
We surveyed some single ladies who have put all those insecurities aside—these women are single, proud, and certainly not willing to lower their standards! Read on to find out what they had to say about how they overcame their fears of being single.
“One day I just woke up, looked in the mirror, and realized how much of a severe disservice I would be doing to all the single bachelors in New York City by holding my single, hot self hostage and unavailable.” — Alli Zack, 26
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