Being single can be challenging, but no-one ever talks about how financially difficult being single can be. Did you realise there was a financial cost? As a society we don’t often discuss finances. We’re great at sharing good deals and our most recent bargains, how often have you heard “I like your jumper/shoes/dress’, with the response ‘it only cost £10/15/20’? But we don’t discuss the money that matters. No-one talks about how much they earn or how much they save. No-one really talks about how much money they’re spending or what they spend it on.
I have been single my whole life. It’s just another one of those facts about me, but it also makes up a large part of my identity. Most of the time I’m content with it, but for a long time I felt like the only one whose always been single (I’ve written about my singleness here: Single Is All I Know). Then I started this blog. I’ve had so many people reach out to me telling me that they too have only ever been single, or are long term single. Many of these people were also in their 20s or