'Pretty Little Liars' Star Shay Mitchell Shows Living The Single & Independent Life Is A Great Way To Feel "Complete"

Every Tuesday on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars, Shay Mitchell shines as Emily Fields. Just like her inspirational character, the actress is also a bright light in the universe, which she's just proven as Seventeen 's August cover star. While chatting with the magazine, Mitchell talked dating and relationships. Is the 28-year-old single? She doesn't come outright and say, but the TV actress is totally fine when she's on her own. As for relationship drama? Mitchell doesn't have time for that. She told Seventeen,

I have friends who like that drama. I’m not one of those people. If you’re a suitable, positive partner, then great, I’d love to add you to my life. But I don’t need anybody to feel complete. I don’t need to be with somebody just to not be alone.

Shout it from the rooftops, Shay! Like the role model she is on PLL, Mitchell continues to be one in real life. It's great for her young fans to hear that living the single and independent life is totally fine. No one needs to be with someone to be happy or to be "complete." It's OK to go through life by yourself and figure out all the twists and turns that come with it, especially as a woman.

One too many times I've had someone give me the stink-eye after revealing I'm single. Anyone else hate the question, "Are you seeing anyone?" No, I'm not, and it's OK if I'm not. "Single" isn't a scary word. If you want to be single, be single. Never have I ever had a more successful relationship than I have had with myself. So, thank you, Shay, for the inspirational words.