You probably thought singleness was an easily definable quality. “It’s complicated” requires explanation, but “I’m single” is pretty straightforward. I mean, you’re either single or you’re not, right?
Wrong. Are you slightly single? Shockingly single? Perhaps you’re “I’m focusing on me right now” single, or maybe you’re “texting your crush a paragraph only to get a ‘lol’ in return” single. However, there’s always a chance you’re “lying awake at 2 AM, gripped with the existential fear of facing oblivion without someone to share your French fries with” single.
There’s a lot of nuance to being single, and it begs the question: just how single are you?