Your Job, Your Friends, Yourself And Other Valuable Relationships That Aren’t Romantic

April 6, 2016  |  
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Your mother may be on your case about finding that “special someone,” but are you really alone? It’s 2016, and most of us know that we don’t need a man to make us happy. But do we know what relationship we’re in and that we have that does make us happy?

Whether you’re married to your job, in a serious relationship with your best friend, or going the distance with the idea of Mr. Right while loving on and getting to know yourself the right way, these might be the relationships in your life that bring you the happiness you’ve been looking for.

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Your Mini-Me

Being in love with being a mom to your child is not only a relationship, but it’s also one of the best ones.

When you feel some room open up for you to be able to add something or someone extra to the picture, that’s exactly who a prospective partner will be: “extra.” They will add on to the happiness you already have.

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Your Favorite Romantic Movie

Whether you’re waiting on the Noah to your Allie from The Notebook, or the Christian Grey to your Fifty Shades of Grey Anastasia, when it comes to love, you’re in love with the idea of a romance worthy of a storybook. And until it comes along, you’d honestly rather keep it casual with all of the men you date.

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Your Ex

Whether you’re hate-stalking his Facebook page to keep up with how he’s moved on or hanging out with him after 10 p.m., he’s taking up as much of your time as he was when you were together. And until you’ve moved on, there’s not really room for anyone else.

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Yourself

You love your life with just you in it. And when you look around at what you’ve built for yourself, there aren’t any man-sized spaces in it.

And until you find someone you like spending time with more than a good book or Netflix, you’re good.

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Your Checklist

You have a list of what you are and aren’t looking for in a man, and any guy who doesn’t measure up is bound to be temporary. A casual, quick fling.

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The Thrill Of The Chase

People who tell you to settle down don’t understand that you are committed to first dates, wining and dining and meeting new people. Until you meet someone special enough to make you want to give that up (and you’re not exactly looking for him), you’re perfectly happy with the situationships you have.

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Your Schedule

You have a 10-year plan for your love life as well as your job. And you plan to stay committed to it — until you find Mr. Right. Until then, you just don’t have the time to entertain anyone who isn’t serious.

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Your J-O-B

You are married to your work and the fabulous life it’s afforded you. The two of your are blissfully in love. And unless someone swoops in and can make you feel as fulfilled as your career does, you’re perfectly content with the work relationship that you have.

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Singlehood

You are d-o-n-e with dating, men in general, romance and everything that goes along with it. And right now you are committed to doing you, and everyone else can kick rocks.

You know better than to move on too fast, but right now you are perfectly okay giving this healing period all of your time.

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Your BFF

Some of us are lucky enough to find our favorite person in a friend. And hanging with your BFF makes you so happy that you’re not actively looking. Your love life is what it is right now, and if someone happens along to multiply your happiness, cool, but until then they can catch you and your BFF at Sunday brunch or post-brunch facials.

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Nightlife

When people ask you to imagine your perfect date, it takes place at your favorite late-night spot with your signature drink in hand and with your favorite tunes blasting from the speakers. And it doesn’t matter what man is there or if one is there at all because what you love right now is enjoying the nightlife. Any man who wants you to put up your dancing shoes is probably better-suited for someone else.

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The Adventure

You love traveling, self-discovery, adventure and seeing what the world has to offer. You like the guy you met in Ibiza, but you and your first love (your passport) have a lot more globetrotting to do before you’re ready to end the relationship.

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Your Detective Coat

You put on the detective gear right around the time you met the third liar and cheater. And you’d rather be committed to your BS Detection Method than a man who might not be worthy of your trust and time.

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Your Clock

You woke up one day and heard the tick-tock. And now you’re committed to having a mini-me. And until you find a man who would be a great partner and a great dad, your perfectly content with the life you have, setting up a foundation for the future and weighing all your options.

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