There are certain things that can remind you of your solo status in this single-phobic world, like not having a spoon within arm’s reach and finding yourself ordering takeaways for one far too often. And then there’s the more in-your-face irritants, like Valentine’s Day annually sinking it’s consumerist teeth in the back of your skull, drunk aunties asking you where your significant other is at Christmas and being so good at third-wheeling that it’s almost on your CV.
All of these things, and more, can make it difficult to ignore the antique belief that you’re worse off single. But it’s actually super important to spend time commitment-free and learning about yourself, without having someone else’s eggs weighing down your basket. And how can you hatch your own eggs if they’re in someone else’s basket?!
With more people than ever rocking the single life in the UK, here’s a much-needed reminder that it’s not all doom and gloom. You’re completely enough on your own, and when the right person does come along, to paraphrase Rupi Kaur, the most they will do is complement you, not complete you.
By Rahel Girma