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‘If one of my friends told me they wanted to be single forever, I’d quietly wonder how they might get a mortgage’


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by Emily Kielthy
12th May 2021

Read time: 10 mins

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"If one of my friends told me they wanted to be single forever, I’d quietly wonder how they might intend to get a mortgage"

Emily Kielthy wants to enjoy her twenties, but she is already worried about falling behind her peers in the race to "settled, suburban life"

I have been on more Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge dates than I care to count. The memories come when I’m telling horror stories of creepy men or sad tales of lacking chemistry after weeks of building emotional attachment over text. A nice drink is nearly always followed by a ghosting, or “we both just had a lot going on at the time”.  In between dating, I would delete these apps that never made me feel...

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