It’s Okay To Wait For The Right Guy—Kelly Clarkson Is Proof!

Kelly Clarkson engaged Brandon Blackstock

Kelly Clarkson got engaged to Brandon Blackstock this week, proving that the right guy is worth waiting for! | Source: WENN

Kelly Clarkson got engaged this week after being single almost forever. And it gives us all some hope and reveals a lot about love.

When she told everyone she started dating Brandon Blackstock we were all so happy for her, because dude–it’s Kelly Clarkson. When she announced she was engaged, we were absolutely stoked. She’s gotten us through a lot of breakups and heartbreaks of our own, so seeing her happy felt like a big victory for the everygirl, right?

The American Idol winner was single for so long that people long speculated that she was actually a lesbian (and um, gossiping about anybody’s sexuality is obviously stupid and irresponsible). But whether you’re gay or straight or bi or anything else, there’s nothing wrong with being single. In fact, it’s a lot better to be single than to be stuck with someone who isn’t good for you.

You might feel bummed, especially around the holidays or Valentine’s Day, or during homecoming or prom season. We know–it can totally suck seeing everyone all cute and coupled up when you’re alone. But being alone doesn’t have to mean that you’re lonely. (Just think–one less present to buy!)

Being single may mean that you’re smart. A lot of you have probably seen your friends in crappy relationships filled with drama because they’re scared to be single–and they may even be jealous of you. But because you can see things objectively, you’re like, “Hmm. Not for me right now.” And that’s such a good thing!

Being single also means you’re probably busy and have your own life, which is an awesome thing. Kelly Clarkson was focused on ruling the charts, touring, and crossing genres (dude, even her country songs are catchy!) and not on finding a boyfriend. Brandon Blackstock came along when he did without her worrying about it, and it put her in a really good place emotionally and mentally to start a relationship–because she didn’t feel like she needed one to be complete. She completed herself!

Kelly Clarkson Brandon Blackstock engagement ring

Here’s the engagement ring! Kelly Clarkson is going to be “Mrs. Independent” now. | Source: Twitter

The point is, Kelly Clarkson became the very “Miss Independent” that she sang about. She did her own thing, didn’t need anyone around, and lived her own life to the fullest–and love found her. We can all learn a thing or two for Kel. If it’s not happening now, that doesn’t mean that it won’t. It just means that you and the right guy are both worth waiting for–and you’re probably waiting for each other. Don’t settle because you don’t have to.

In the meantime, we’ll be singing “Stronger” into our hairbrushes, content in knowing that someday our prince will come!

Do you hate being single? Do you think Kelly Clarkson was right to wait for one awesome guy or that she should have dated around more first? Do you feel pressure to have a boyfriend? What’s your favorite Kelly Clarkson anthem? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Ashley

    I think it is worth to wait for the right guy. And Kelly Clarkson was single and now she is engaged to a guy.

  • Pinky

    Being single is awsome. i’ts just a time to know yourself. i can wait till i have the right boy. i’ts a good feeling when you know somoene love you or care about you. but i’ts better to be single. nothing to worry about.

  • LittleRedWolfGirl

    I’ve been single for over 2 years now, and for the past seven or eight months I’ve finally been totally okay with it. Things never worked out with the guys I was interested. They just weren’t right. Well, come to realize, it turns out it’s not a dude I’m looking for, and now that I know that, I feel so much happier. I know who I am and what it is I really want, and I’m ready for it, but not in any hurry. When the right person comes along, it’s gonna be awesome, but until then, I’m not going to stress over being single. Sure, I can get a bit lonely sometimes, but it doesn’t get me down like it used to. It is so much better to wait than to be with the wrong person.

  • Teia

    I hate being single. Then again, I’ve never had a boyfriend before.
    But, it’s not that I’m being smart, or I’m busy. Boys just don’t ask me out.
    They say it’s hard to meet your match, to find your better half.
    But, sometimes I feel like a stupid girl for even dreaming that I could.

  • Evangeline Rose

    Sometimes I hate being single, but at the same time I love it! I think she was right to have waited for one awesome guy, but it’s still okay to date around a little.I don’t feel pressure to have a boyfriend; especially, when they can be an enormous amount of drama!

  • Tori

    I was really bumming these past few days about being single and not finding anyone remotely close that I wanted to date, but this article made me feel tons better about myself. There are worse things out there than being single and its not for forever.