The pressures to be in a relationship from family and friends can drive many people crazy. It’s your best friend who is in a relationship who has trouble inviting you to couple’s getaways, your grandmother who can‘t stop asking you for grandchildren, or the romantic scenes that make you feel lonely when they come on. It also doesn’t help to see happy couples everywhere you look. Perhaps you are simply not interested in being in a serious relationship at this time in their life.
There are many reasons people are choose to be single, we’ve put together 4 great Ted Talks for you to get a better understanding why so any people choose to single.
Bella DePaulo – What no one ever told you about people who are single
Bella DePaulo is a 63-year-old who has been single her who life. Her talk helps us understand why so many people choose single life and thrive there, often finding meaningful, fulfilling, autonomous , rich and varied personal relationships, and sweet solitude alone.
Katie Hood – The difference between healthy and unhealthy love
Katie Hood explains the five signs that indicate that you may be in an unhealthy relationship— with a romantic partner and shares the things that you should do every day to love with dignity, compassion and joy. “While love is an instinct and an emotion, the ability to love better is a skill we can all build and improve on over time,” she says.
Tracy McMillan – The person you really need to marry
Tracy McMillan has been married 3 times and shares her lessons from all her relationship, she talks about investing in a perfect relationship and about getting married to yourself. She is a TV writer (Mad Men, United States of Tara) who wrote, Why You’re Not Married…based on her 2011 Huffington Post blog. She also worked as a dating coach on the NBC Reality Show Ready For Love.
Terri Hilmey – To all the single ladies – you’re fine
Terri Hilmey speaks of how women pay more for this dream of being in a relationship — having married at the age of 36, speaks about why it took her so long to settle down as well as the plight of women and how it makes sense to take you time with long-term relationships. She also reassures single women that it’s okay to be single.