A friend pointed out the Quirkyalone website to me recently. Quirkyalone is described as ‘a community of independent thought on singledom, life, and love.’
Or more of a full explanation:
A person who enjoys being single (but is not opposed to being in a relationship) and generally prefers to be alone rather than dating for the sake of being in a couple. With unique traits and an optimistic spirit; a sensibility that transcends relationship status.
That describes me to a tee. I’ve been out of relationships longer than I’ve been in them in my adult life and I’d much much rather be single than be with a wanker.
The website is a place for quirkyalone people to get together virtually, but there are face-to-face get-togethers also. These happen mainly in North America, but the movement is spreading across the seas.
You can do a quiz to see if you are a quirkyalone type person. I scored 97.
There’s even an International Quirkyalone day on, of all days, 14 February. This is just one of those days where it can be depressing because couples all around are going out for romantic dinners or receiving flowers. To me it’s right up there with being around on mother’s or father’s day if you don’t have one of those, or Christmas day if you don’t have a family to celebrate with.
Are you a quirkyalone?