Too often in this world we are willing to settle for anyone rather than be by ourselves. Sometimes it's better to be alone, nobody can hurt you. When you open up your heart and you trust someone you are gambling that they will not hurt or betray you, and this does not always turn out well. Before you can be part of a great couple you have to know who you are and what you want. Many men and women repeatedly make bad choices about a partner because they are desperate to be with someone, but this can lead to a destructive cycle of being hurt and rejected when things don't work out. When you are alone you only have to depend on yourself, and you know that you have your own best interests at heart. This is not the case when you are with someone else.
It is impossible to really know someone on the inside, even when you have been together for years. A story that is heard way too much is that someone was deceptive and dishonest, cheating, lying, or even living a double life while their partner did not have a clue. When you are independent you do not have to rely on someone else and you are not scared of being alone. This is a key factor in finding that perfect someone because you can take your time. Being alone allows you to work out who you really are as a person, not just as half of a couple, and determine what you truly want from life and from a relationship.