Gone are the days when the pressure to tie the knot before 30 was the driving force in every woman's life. Today, more and more ladies are embracing (and celebrating!) their single awesomeness—because why not? You’re thirty, flirty, and thriving! So for this week’s #FNAsks, some of our Girtalkers shared the best things about being single in this decade of their lives. Listen up, sisters!

“We can enjoy our salary for our family and ourselves alone. We can try many things in life, and enjoy it without any restrictions from our BFs/GFs. I'm 31 years old and single and happy to have my 'me-time.'" – Girltalker Apocryphos

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“You have more money and you know yourself better. You're more comfortable with yourself and you value your time better, so you actually enjoy life more. In your twenties, there's this feeling of restlessness and you panic a little because you feel like there's some sort of deadline that you have to meet. Then you turn 30 and you realize, all of that is complete BS. You realize that you are still quite young and you don't need to settle for anything less than for what you truly want, be it marriage, kids or career.” – Girltalker Otravez

"The best thing about being single in my [thirties] is being confident and independent in all aspects of my life." - thepinaynars, Instagram

“I know myself more, I know what I want and what I don’t in myself and in a relationship. As a young girl in your twenties, you are filled with youth and vibrancy but you don't really know who you are yet. Hence, 20-something girls tend to be insecure, competitive, maybe even miserable—I know I was. This knowing of myself helped me skip the unnecessary relationships or situations I would have been open to in my twenties. I am happier with myself and more content. I even love talking to younger girls, guiding them through their own aches and pains by telling them that in your thirties, it'll all get better.” – Girltalker Ms.Holly

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Love will come at the right time—so while that department’s baking, why not have fun and make the most out of your thirties! Got more insights to add? We’d love to hear from you over at our Girltalk forum!

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