- There is a correlation between the number of hours of free time one gets and their life satisfaction.
- People's free time might be less fulfilling if they can't spend it with others.
- People with a lot of free time tend to feel low in self-esteem.
Self-partnered: the sudden, surprising rise of the single positivity movement
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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