Okay let's get real for a minute. People always talk about how being single can be tough but what they don't say is how fun and amazing it can be. There's a whole world waiting for you out there!
Sure, we all want a Netflix and chill partner but being single presents itself with so many opportunities. You don't have to think about another person all the time, you can focus on you. That might make us sound like a egomaniac (maybe we are) but it's important to make yourself happy.
And we can't think of a better guide to being fun and free than our gal Charli XCX. She literally looks like she always having the best time. We want her life. This is how to get it.
1) First things first: make sure you have a clean cut with the past.
We don't want to see any of the bloody remains of your last relationship. To be truly single is to fully let go of the past. Think of all the things you hated about them until the very thought of them makes you want to throw up. Barf.
2) FUN. FUN. FUN.
The next stage of letting go is going out and getting crunk. A lot. You are free! You can do want to want. Trash a hotel? Sure. Buy a foot long Sub and smear it across your face? Okay. Drunkenly attempt to mount a police horse? No. Definitely don't do that.
3) Chill with your friends (and a dog).
You don't necessarily have to do this in a bath tub with a dog but chilling with your friends is an essential single survival tip. When you're in a relationship, you don't always get to spend as much time as you would like with your besties so indulge in it while you can.
4) Be selfish.
Don't let other people's attitudes or opinions get in your way. Do whatever you feel comfortable doing. Make yourself happy!
5) And if that means buying a cat suit, so be it.
Don't lie, you know you want one.
6) Play the field, don't rush.
When/if you decide to go on the dating scene again, remember you don't have to go mental and talk to 12 people at once. You don't want to be that person who turns up to a date and can't remember the person's name/face (trust us, it's awkward). It's unlikely all the nice single people are going to disappear any time soon so take your time.
7) Love Thyself.
Being single can often feel like a rat race to finding your next partner but it really shouldn't be. Learn to be comfortable with yourself. Instead of thinking 'I need to be with someone else to be happy', try to think, 'How can I make myself happy'. Happy people attract other happy people, ya'll!
8) New look?
Ain't no better time to change up your style than when your single. You wanna dress like a freak from now on? Do it. Wanna wear the worst thing in your wardrobe to the poshest restaurant? Do it. Rules are there to be broken.
9) When you find someone you actually *like* like.
Forget everything bad that's ever happened before, ignore warnings from your friends, follow your intuition. Only you know what is right for you, so take the lead.
10) Slay queen.
Live your best life. Kill it. And if it f*cks up, try again. You got this.