If there’s one woman who’s been quite vocal about being single and absolutely loving it, it’s comedienne Loni Love. The Jasmine Brand recently caught up with Loni at the release party for her new book, Love Him or Leave Him, and our girl pulled no punches as she served up the real on what it means to be a satisfied single woman. Check out some of her interview highlights below.
On her current relationship status:
“I’m what you call a satisfied single. I don’t want to give any trip reports when I come home. I like having peace and quiet in my life and I am perfectly happy in my relationships.”
On why she’s a satisfied single woman:
“A satisfied single? You know what? I will never say never but I can tell you right now – I am perfectly happy with being who I am. I just – I really – I’m an entertainer and the thing that I’d decided to work on was my career and I decided the energy that I was putting in certain relationships – I was really kind of wasting my time and I knew it. So I said, I would take that energy and put it into my career. And now look – I’m on a talk show, I have a book that I wrote – I mean, it takes concentration for those things but it happened. So, It’s not that, I’ll never say never, but right now, I enjoy my life, I truly do enjoy being single and I don’t really want to get married.”
On women becoming desperate:
“I don’t want to get married – I’ve been there, and done that. So I know what I’m talking about when I say that. And for everybody has a different path – find out your path! And if you want to do it, don’t let people make you feel inadequate, because you wanted to do something that’s different. So I have a lot of sayings that I have been putting on my Twitter, a timeline because we’re hurting out there, especially sisters. But sisters don’t need to hurt, you know what I mean? We have to inspire men to be men – that’s the thing – and I think we’ve kind of lost that because we kind of feel like we’re desperate. ”
“‘Oh, if I’m at a certain age…’ No! If you don’t have a man, then what you need to do is enjoy your life until you get the man. Don’t stop living your life. Keep improving yourself, keep doing what you want to do. Take trips, there are so many ways. But there are plenty of men out there – there’s never ever going to be a shortage. It only takes a minute to fall in love, seriously – it only takes a minute! So don’t give up on that.”
Do you agree with Loni’s satisfied single philosophy?