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From the #sexban to falling condom sales: What lockdown taught me about being single

Lockdown experienced with a family, or even just with your significant other, is obviously very different to lockdown with your cat—but there's a romance to a life lived singly

The single are used to their private lives being deemed less private than those of their coupled peers. We become adept at sidestepping interrogations from older relatives and accustomed to performing comedy turns at dinner parties, serving up dire online dating debacles as amuse-bouches. When you’re unattached, everyone has a view on your relationship status, and what it boils down to is this: it needs to be changed, quick.

And it’s not just dinner parties: the pressure to pair up is everywhere. Switch on the radio or fire up Netflix,…

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