The jury is still out on whether it’s amazing or incredibly lonely to be single in lockdown. Maybe it’s a bit of both.
The girls, gays and theys have really found themselves during this time alone. And maybe we’re leaving lockdown with a better understanding of what will make us happy; an understanding of the emotional support we actually need.
Either way, it’s been a long, difficult and often strange time period where many of us have started hobbies we’ll never look at again and certainly invested more in adult toys than we have before. Here are the top tweets about being single during a pandemic.
1. Jessica is getting a little bitter…
Radio presenter : Happy birthday Tara who's turning 30 tomorrow!— Jessica Courtney Leen (@Jess_C_Leen) February 8, 2021
Me (almost 30) : ahh that's lovely 🥰..
Radio presenter: Tara enjoy your romantic lockdown bday dinner with your husband!
Me (almost 30, perpetually single):😒 Fuck you Tara.
2. Jealous of ducks
Just felt jealous of four ducks that appeared to be out on a double date, if anyone’s wondering how the single/lockdown combo is treating me.— Tinder Girl (@girl_tinder) February 13, 2021
3. The woes of dating apps
*Downloads hinge*— Heather Monroe ✌🏻 (@Heatherisme) June 26, 2020
First guy I match with asks me if I want to come over tonight (despite COVID)
4. One for people who don’t have housemates
5. This person who loves their bed more than any relationship
My single person valentines day plans regardless of lockdown pic.twitter.com/hWM00b58dO— Rachel Strand (@rachellaringo) February 13, 2021
If you’re single this Valentines Day, take comfort in the fact that at least you’re not in lockdown with your ex— Steph Johnson – 🌹 (@ScouseBirdBlogs) February 12, 2021
7. We’re, like, really sick
BREAKING NEWS for men on dating apps: All women have COVID-19. Stop asking us to come over.— Victoria BlackLivesMatter (@verb1991) March 26, 2020
8. It’s the wine, Moira
Omg. Just signed up to a dating site! Lockdown effect? Valentines effect or just plain red wine effect? 🤷♀️— Moira Jenkins nana,dreamer, socialist (@MoiraJenkins1) February 12, 2021
9. We appreciate the imagination
The corona virus is working hard but men on tinder work harder pic.twitter.com/CY17BLBVeG— drunk on unsweet tea (@LaineyWaynie) March 13, 2020
Happy Valentine’s Day to single people & people in lockdown alone ONLY. You’re right. It IS a stupid day.— DeborahFrances-White (@DeborahFW) February 14, 2021
11. The audacity!
Covid has gone on for so long that a man who tried to catfish me on hinge at the very beginning of it all thought enough time had passed for him to try to match with me again and have me not remember it— Chloë Emanuelle (@GoForChlo) August 24, 2020
12. The poem you always needed
roses are red— Julie Kliegman (@jmkliegman) February 14, 2021
grass is green
I’ll love you forever
if you get me a damn vaccine