Being alone does NOT mean that you will not get hurt. There are many a time when you fall for someone without even realizing that you had an inkling of emotional attachment. There will be days where you think about that person in passing and not even consider the significance of that thought. There will be that one moment when you finally admit to yourself, “okay, so yeah, I like her a little bit.” And then WHAM! She’s dating someone else, or kissing someone else, or fucking someone else, and NEWS FLASH that someone? Yeah, that’s not you.
So, just because you’re not with that person, and just because you decide to keep your mouth shut and your feelings to yourself… this does NOT make you impervious to pain or disappointment. This does NOT mean that you are now unfeeling and can’t be touched. Making that assumption would be detrimental. Being alone will NOT save you. Just admit it to yourself and stop trying to prove that you don’t need people and you don’t give a shit about love. Because you do. And no matter what angle you look at it from… IT HURTS.