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Death by discourse: Stop laughing at yourself

March 4, 2019

Despite the stereotype of the obnoxiously publicized relationship, I find that there are often more single people joking about their singleness on Valentine’s day than there are actual couples posting sickeningly cute selfies. Perhaps it’s just because I have more single friends than taken friends (which would probably say something deep about my subconscious if it were true, though I’m not entirely sure what that would be). It seems more likely to me, though, that singleness is one of those things that is an acceptable target for self deprecation.

Death by discourse: Stop laughing at yourself

Despite the stereotype of the obnoxiously publicized relationship, I find that there are often more single people joking about their singleness on Valentine’s day than there are actual couples posting sickeningly cute selfies. Perhaps it’s…

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