Making it to the happily ever after in 2020

Making it to the happily ever after in 2020

How are we finding love in real life? And who wants to be coupled up anyhow? Jessie Collins explores the search for meaningful romance in modern Ireland

9th February, 2020

When English actress Emma Watson came out with the phrase ‘self-partnered’ in an interview with Vogue last autumn, there was more than a little eye-rolling. Some commentators joked about it being more about not being able to find a man, while Twitter inevitably erupted with jokes about masturbation. But the truth is, her phrase chimed with a burgeoning single-positive movement, one that celebrates rather than seeking to explain singledom.

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