“Single” is an identity

Thinking “I am single” implies an unyielding identity, bound to fear and revulsion. It’s something to run from, something to be ashamed of.

Thinking “I am” opens the doors of possibility: “I am here.” “I am a friend.” “I am heroic.” “I am a painter.”

If you’re not happy with the identity you’ve been given, pick a new one and act accordingly.