When you reach a certain age, you feel as if you’re expected to settle down and find a nice person to spend the rest of your life with. However, that’s not always everyone’s cup of tea.
If you’re unsure about what you want to do to begin with, there is no need to freak out, because understanding how you feel and figuring out what you want is a priority.
We’ve made it easy for you and compiled a list to help guide you!
Here are 8 signs you probably don’t want to settle down just yet:
1. You’re Having Too Much Fun
This one goes out to all the single people out there who are not restricted by society’s expectations of them!
If you’re enjoying yourself too much and living your best life, then it’s probably not time for you to settle down yet. If you were unhappy with your current situation, that would be a different story.
If you’re content with meeting new people every night and enjoy casual sex (practice safe sex please!), then continue doing you, because you shouldn’t change your state of life when you’re having too much fun.
2. People Want You To Settle Down
If people in your life have been telling you to settle down or subtly hinting at the fact that you already should be settled down, then it’s not your time yet.
Do not think you should settle down for the sake of everyone around you, because this will make you unhappy in the long run.
At the end of the day, if you’re happy with the person you are and the situation you’re in, then everyone else’s opinions shouldn’t sway your decision.
3. You Aren’t Interested In A Monogamous Relationship
If you are not, and probably never been interested in monogamous relationships, then it’s a sign you don’t want to settle down.
If you’re one of those people who prefer dating more than settling down, then keep doing you. Because at the end of the day, you know yourself better than anyone, and if a monogamous relationship will make you unhappy, don’t put yourself in that situation.
4. You Prefer Being Alone
Of course, being alone and lonely are completely different things. If you prefer the single life more than being in a serious relationship with someone then to settle down is not in your schedule.
It’s perfectly fine to want to go home at night to your own house, where you can spread all over the bed. It’s perfectly fine to bring someone home the next night knowing that they won’t always be there, because you enjoy your own company too much.
Being alone and learning to love yourself is important.
5. You’re Unsure
If you’re already in a relationship, but are caught at the crossroads, because you do not know what decision to make, I’ll make it for you: don’t settle down.
Being unsure before diving into something serious is the opposite of what you want to do, as this will end up in wasting your time as well as your partner’s time.
If you wake up one day and realize you made the wrong decision, you will cause a lot of pain and anger for the person involved.
So, take a step back and remove yourself from the situation until you’re perfectly certain you want to settle down.
6. You Prefer Your Current Situation
Once again, if you’re already in a relationship and don’t want to get married, move in together or progress the relationship because you two are happy with the things are going, then that’s fine.
As long as there’s a mutual understanding of this situation, then you and your partner do not have to conform to the traditional sense of ‘settling down’.
And if you’re single and prefer your situation, then even better! As long as you know what you want, then no one can take that away from you.
7. You Haven’t Found The Right Person Yet
For many, settling down involves the right person. Whether it’s someone’s soul mate, the love of their life or just someone who gets them.
Since it’s usually a big decision to make, you don’t want to settle down with someone unless you’re 100% certain of them and sure that they are the one who will complement your life.
The worst thing you can do in this situation is to rush thing; let everything come naturally and if it’s meant to be then it will happen.
8. You Never Wanted To
This one is the simplest tip. If you never wanted to settle down or you simply were never interested in it, and still aren’t, then there is no need for you to ever settle down.
If your mind ever changes then you can decide what you want to do then, but there is no point in settling down with someone just for the sake of seeing what the fuss is about.
Once again, you will have wasted your partner’s time as well as yours when you could be out doing body shots off random strangers!