Why Don't I Mind Being Single?

Not everyone wants to be coupled off all the time. Our culture makes it seem like singleness is a temporary state, that anyone who finds themselves single is expected to be actively searching for a way to un-single themselves at the earliest opportunity. But that's simply not the case. Some people are fine on their own and never really feel the desire to be in a relationship.

Many people who are fine being single are asexual. Asexuality is a sexual orientation, and it's just as normal and valid as any other. Generally speaking (although there are exceptions), asexual people aren't all that interested in sex. Alternatively, many people who are fine being single are aromantic. Being aromantic is a romantic orientation, and like asexuality, it's normal and valid. Generally speaking (although there are exceptions), aromantic people aren't all that interested in having romantic relationships. It is possible to be either asexual or aromantic separate from one another, and it's also possible to be both at the same time.

If you think you might be asexual or aromantic, you're not alone. Please read on: