The hidden, horrifying costs of being single

The Guardian - 5th September 2018 Ordinarily, we like to scare the bejesus out of our youth, in the hope they’ll turn out even more boring and compliant than we are. (“Sex’ll give you gonorrhoea. Drugs’ll kill you. Rock’n’roll died with Amy Winehouse – here’s Ed Sheeran!”) And there’s another kind of aberrant behaviour that society [...]


This may shock you, but I am in my mid-30s and am perfectly happy to be single. And I refuse to whip myself up into a frenzy of hand-wringing just because I never seem to have a boyfriend, never mind a husband. It’s true that, if I judged my whole life according to my search [...]