These People Have Chosen The Single Life — And They Are Thriving by Michael Blackmon
June 14, 2021
by Michael Blackmon
…In choosing to be single and child-free, [49-year-old author and educator] Turner’s relationship with herself has blossomed. “All my time is for me. I don’t have to dress up for anyone but me. I don’t have to shave. It’s so freeing to go out and not worry about how I look, will someone find me attractive or not,” she said. “I find that I have more confidence and security within myself. I am not looking to [a partner] for validation.”
Turner is just one of hundreds of singles who responded to a BuzzFeed News callout asking the unattached if they were happy.
The submissions were varied, from people who had been single for just a few months to those who had been going solo for much of their lives.