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Item:283318388949The Unexpected Joy of Being Single Author:Catherine Gray Publisher: Aster ISBN13: 9781912023813Format: Paperback / softback Pages: 272 Condition: Brand New Description Having a secret single freak-out? Feeling the red, heart-shaped urgency intensify as the years roll on by? Oh hi! You're in the right place. Over half of Brits aged 25-44 are now single. It's become the norm to remain solo until much later in life, given the average marriage ages of 35 (women) and 38 (men). Many of us are choosing never to marry at all. But society, films, song lyrics and our parents are adamant that a happy ending has to be couple-shaped. That we're incomplete without an 'other half'*, like a bisected panto pony. Cue: single sorrow. Dating like it's a job. Spending half our lives waiting for somebody-we-fancy to text us back. Feeling haunted by the terms 'spinster' or 'confirmed bachelor.' Catherine Gray took a whole year off dating to find single satisfaction. She lifted the lid on the reasons behind the global single revolution, explored the bizarre ways cultures single-shame, detached from 'all the good ones are gone!' panic and debunked the myth that married people are much happier. Let's start the reverse brainwash, in order to locate - and luxuriate in - single happiness. Are you in? *Spoiler: you're already whole PRAISE FOR CATHERINE GRAY'S WRITING: Fascinating. Bryony Gordon. Not remotely preachy. The Times Jaunty, shrewd and convincing. The Telegraph Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying. The Guardian Truthful, modern and real. Stylist Brave, witty and brilliantly written. Marie Claire Haunting, admirable and enlightening. The PoolCondition:New
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