Five Reasons You May Want To Consider Your Single Friend’s Advice
When it comes to giving relationship advice, the question of credibility, who has it and who doesn’t, will eventually come up. Most of us have a core group of friends who we can talk to about anything we’re going through. How we choose which friend to talk to is based on a myriad of factors. Sometimes they already went through exactly the same situation through which we went. Other times, they’re just more comforting than the others, and we know they’ll tell us what we want to hear.
Whatever factors we use to determine who we seek out for advice on relationships is valid, but there is one reason people choose not to go to their friends about a situation and it drives me crazy:
Their friends are single.
Below are five reasons why the next time you’re in need of some relationship advice or some dating directions, your single friend may be the best person to talk to.
They May Not Know About Relationships But They Know You
There’s no such thing as a relationship expert, but it’s undeniable some friends are experts on who we are as individuals. When I need to talk to someone about a relationship I’m going through, I don’t care about their relationship status with anyone but me. One of my best friends in the world is one of the singlest guys in the world (yes, singlest), and I always go to him when I need some guidance about a woman I’m seeing. Why? He knows me and all the advice he gives is based on what he knows about about me.
They’re Single For A Reason
I’ve always said this: Couples are not dumb, single people are smart. Your single friend who doesn’t get into a relationship every season or hasn’t been in one in some time may actually be doing something right. Consider that the next time you think they have nothing valuable to say about your relationship.
They Saw Everything
Consider the friend may be single, but they saw enough interaction between you and your partner to know exactly what they’re talking about.
They Care About Your Happiness; That’s It
Our best friends just want to see us happy and help us avoid anything that can make us unhappy. They say misery loves company, but no one loves miserable company. If your single friend is advising you to leave and move on, they’re not doing it because they want you to be single, they’re doing it because they want you to be happy.
Your Friends In Relationships Are Idiots
Just a thought…