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Self-partnered: the sudden, surprising rise of the single positivity movement

'Single' Positivity

A new breed of 'single-positive' personalities reject the notion that you need a partner to be happy and have a fulfilling life.

These 'self-partnering' individuals are seeing that being single is not being lonely or depressed, but is leading them to experience life as a positive and exciting ride.

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Self-partnered: the sudden, surprising rise of the single positivity movement

Self-partnered: the sudden, surprising rise of the single positivity movement

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/nov/06/consciously-uncoupled-the-joy-of-self-partnership

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'Single' Positivity

A new breed of 'single-positive' personalities reject the notion that you need a partner to be happy and have a fulfilling life.

These 'self-partnering' individuals are seeing that being single is not being lonely or depressed, but is leading them to experience life as a positive and exciting ride.

You Are Enough

Many single women are starting to realize that they are not losing much by being single, but are gaining a lot of freedom and time to do self-care and pursue things that matter to them.

Do Stuff, Alone

The stigma of being spotted doing something alone by others is now diminishing. 

People are traveling, eating, catching a movie, visiting the local pub, all alone and positively enjoying it.

Happy Alone

  • Due to society's pressure, people get into relationships that are increasingly turning toxic after a while.
  • Many women and even men are discovering that the relationships have made them stressed out.
  • Being single provides them with the independence, freedom and flexibility that they cannot imagine while being in a relationship.

'Marrying' Yourself

Many books and movies reflect this 'singledom' lifestyle choice, and it is more than just traveling or dating alone.

Society has always favored a family, as opposed to an individual, so being single, and in a 'sologamy' mode is filled with challenges.

Do What You Want

It is a misguided and increasingly obsolete assumption that being in a relationship should be the norm.

Being in a relationship should be an option, not a necessity.

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