Sometimes you need a reminder that not only is it not terrible being single, it can actually be pretty great. You never have to worry about someone else's moods, or TV preferences, or nighttime blanket stealing. You can do what you want and go where you please and enjoy your own life, and then if you do meet someone, you're already fulfilled, and the relationship is just the icing on top of cake you. And if you don't, no problem, you'll always have yourself, and you won't have to share your 2 a.m. drunk nachos with anyone else. Here's what some lady celebrities had to say about the joys and freedoms of being single. Even if they're not still single, their words remain relevant.
1. Sandra Bullock
"If [a relationship] should come along, great. But I feel like I'm not missing anything yet. Maybe one day I will. But my son is 3 years old, which is an amazing age. Four is an even better age. So if something happens, great, but if not, I've got plenty to do."
2. Jennifer Lawrence
"Cheers to my hymen growing back!"
3. Diane Keaton
"I remember when I was young I honestly believed in some ridiculous way that you would find someone who would be the person you lived with until you died. I don't think that because I'm not married it's made my life any less. That old maid myth is garbage."
4. Gabourey Sidibe
"I'm actually not sad. I like to make this joke that I'm, like, lonely, but I'm not. I'm alone but totally not lonely."
5. Taylor Swift
"I'm perpetually single. Being alone is not the same as being lonely. I like to do things that glorify being alone. I buy a candle that smells pretty, turn down the lights, and make a playlist of low-key songs. If you don't act like you've been hit by the plague when you're alone on a Friday night, and just see it as a chance to have fun by yourself, it's not a bad day."
6. Shailene Woodley
"I just haven’t met anyone where I was like, 'Wow I could definitely see myself spending a season of my life with you.' I don’t even know if humans are genetically made to be with one person forever."
"Guys need attention. They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then. I'll give it to my family, I'll give it to my work—but I will not give it to a man right now."
8. Khloe Kardashian
"I think being single is really healthy for people. I think people who go into one relationship to another, I don't know if they have a healing process or know what went wrong or how to better themselves."
9. Dita Von Teese
"I'm single and loving the freedom of being single and dating. It's an exciting time. I've been in a lot of big relationships and I haven't spent much time being single so I figured it's a great time to be free and be without commitment."
10. Stevie Nicks
"People say to you, ‘Well, what do you mean you don’t have a boyfriend? You don’t want to have one? You don’t want to be married?' And you’re like, ‘Well, no, I don’t, actually. I’m fine.’ And they find a lot of reasons why you’re not fine. But it just seems to be coming back. Being able to take care of myself is something that my mom really instilled in me. I can remember her always saying, ‘If nothing else, I will teach you to be independent.’
11. Eva Longoria
"Some people said, 'Oh. You don't want to be alone.' And I said, 'I'm not alone! I'm with myself. And myself is fabulous.'"
12. Sophia Bush
"I don't think you can really, truly be the partner you want to be until you know on an absolute level that you are a complete person on your own. I think that's something all women deserve to know. So many fairytales we read as children—and the love stories we watch on TV when we're older—tell us that we're not enough unless we have man. And it's like, 'No, homie! You can be a bonus when I have time for you in my life.'"
13. Gloria Steinem
"We are becoming the men we wanted to marry."