Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Megan Nolan: Most of society does not really believe that casual, nonmonogamous encounters can actually hold meaning, rather than simply serve as crude ways to blow off steam. I know that they can. Living as a purposefully single and promiscuous person was one way to know others, one way to find joy in the world, and it's gone for now. Single people have lost something important, and should be allowed to bemoan it. ... Some single people are not living in constant wait for the relief of a marriage to put them out of their misery. The restrictions of this year happened to suit couples and families best, but that doesn't mean that the rest of us were getting life wrong.
Megan Nolan is a writer and critic. She is a columnist for New Statesman.
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