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Being single for a long time isn’t rare. So why are we made to feel like it is?

Being single for a long time isn’t rare. So why are we made to feel like it is?

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

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“Do you have a boyfriend yet?”: Why being single gets tougher the longer it lasts for

“Do you have a boyfriend yet?”: Why being single gets tougher the longer it lasts for

Being single gets tougher the longer it lasts for. But it gets easier too, you get more used to it, it has become normality. But that’s what makes it difficult. All I’ve ever known is being single, and I’ve become pretty great at it if I do say so myself! But if I were to meet someone, would I even be able to not be single? As I’ve become older, and a relationship seems ever more elusive, I wonder if I could actually be in one. I have become so independent, so entirely used to doing things my way and

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Single is all I know

Single is all I know

I am 26. I am single. I have always been single. I don’t mean that in a ‘it feels like I’m always single’ sort of way, it’s just a fact about me. Just like the fact that the Earth rotates around the sun, I have always been single. To clarify, for those wondering, it really is what it sounds; no relationships, no dates, no romantic involvements, ever. For me being single just IS, there is no why or how, only is. Just like my height or age- it just IS, like my favourite TV shows or music, like who my friends

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