This was a tough one to write. I knew I wanted to talk about the idea of “the primacy of the couple” and different kinds of love. I knew I wanted to include some of Eric Klinenberg’s Going Solo research about the demographic trend towards solitary living. Fun fact, single-occupant homes are the most common domestic unit in America. Here’s another: the average American spends more than half their adult life unpartnered. There’s a lot more. Read the book.
Also, read my essay for Role/Reboot (title, as usual, not selected by me):
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