You don't want a partner, you love living alone and you don't date: you thought it was just you, but it's not. Welcome to the single-positive revolution. By Fleur Britten.

There's an inevitable moment when catching up with old friends, a look of pity that accompanies the question "Any joy on the dating front?" Well, I say, "Joy — yes! Dating — no, thanks." Life is joyful precisely because there is none of the anxiety, disappointment or heartache that usually accompanies relationships. I finally have autonomy over my brain since its liberation from domestic politics, in-laws and hidden credit-card bills.

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The single-positive lexicon

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