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I'm going to say something sad but true. Love is not destined for everybody. Read that back a few times. Take a deep breath and embrace it. There are other things in life besides falling in love and staying in love forever.

For starters, acknowledge other kinds of love in family, friends, or self. There isn't one definitive answer that puts you in the single category.

We have to stop seeing being single as a death sentence or a punishment. A lot of people embrace the freedom and solitude. We should be seeking advice from them more often.

Let's talk about the current state of being single in this dysfunctional world of relationships.

Redditor u/One_Sherbert_2797 wanted to hear from the lovelorn and relationship searching, or happily alone, by asking:

Why are you single?
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