I felt better about not being in a romantic relationship when Aussiekirkland complained about them all the time, but that's probably not the best way to help your friend here . But yeah it's good to know that you're not incomplete if you don't have a significant other. Omitef's advice is good stuff yo . Make sure your friend knows that lonliness can be solved by spending time with good company, just as well (if not more than) as spending time with a romantic partner. Plus there's always time. There's no rush to get in a relationship unless you're like really old or whatever (and by then you probably wouldn't care). I'd say the longer you take to find a partner, the more likely it is that your relationship will be successful, because you will have had time to mature and learn what you really want in a person. In fact, it's best to make friends first and see if you want to go in a romantic direction once you've gotten to know eachother. That's another thing; encourage them to meet new people, with the intention of making friends. I'm not saying make friends with everyone you meet, cause that's obviously not gonna work, but the more people you meet, the higher chance there is that you'll find someone that gets you.