Why settle? Why should anyone have too? I get asked all the time if I'm dating anyone. Does a girl ALWAYS have to be with prince charming or something? I must've missed that memo growing up, but I am wise enough to know that not everyone can be my prince charming. I may not know exactly what I want, but I have an idea, and I have the patience to wait for it. I see too many people settle for relationships that aren't really worth it. Would you truly be happy if you've done so? I think many people settle out of "fear". Fear of many things: ending up alone, not having a family, not being able to find someone better. Simply scared to see what else is out there and even scared to try.
I get it, I've been there. I was content and settled, but never had the simple satisfaction of being truly happy. I'm lucky I broke out of it though, I couldn't live a settled life. I however can say I was never the type that "needed" to be with someone. (Thanks to my little inner me for being independent.) I haven't had many boyfriends either just 'cause I rather be alone, if it's not what I want. Over time I've realized, you really don't need to be with someone in order to be happy. The most important relationship you can have is the one you have with yourself, and you're in charge of your own happiness... Your happiness doesn't depend on someone else. Why should it?
That's why I stopped being afraid. I know my worth and you should too. Sometimes the fears you have cloud your judgement, so do you really want to live the rest of your life out of fear? It's all about knowing yourself and deciding what you want. If you love yourself as well as respect yourself, than decisions will come naturally and you should never have to compromise.