So while some of these challenges are explicitly about dating, others are about doing things that broaden your horizons in amazing ways, whether you meet someone new or not.
Because really, a big part of feeling better about being single comes in realizing how much possibility there is in the world. Maybe don't allow them to rewrite your entire online dating profile, because your masterfully witty lines are probably great.
The reason behind mate copying does not seem to be ill-placed.
In fact, one study found that 90 percent of single women were interested in a man when they were told he was in a serious relationship, but only 59 percent of women expressed interest in the same man when they were told he was single.
Cross explained that while there may not be an advantage to specifically preferring a man other women are attracted to, there is an advantage to using social information and the behavior and preferences of others to guide our own decisions.
Sometimes being single feels like a blessing because getting into a relationship is the last thing you want or need.
But other times, you're exhausted by the dating game and feeling very much like Charlotte in when she shrieks, "I've been dating since I was 15. " In those moments, you might realize you need to change up your usual routine, and that's where the following 11 challenges come in.