I am a single girl ... have been for quite some time. As such one is labeled as alone but more often tends to be mistaken for lonely, though they are not synonymous. I sometimes get asked about how it feels being single and my response is always truthful; sometimes being alone can have its moments of loneliness but mostly I have come to relish the joys and freedom that comes with the independence. I recently discovered this video that discusses the "art of being alone" and it covers the matter perfectly. EVERYONE (alone or not) should watch this video because we all end up on our own at some point, even if just for a few hours a day.