Emma Watson has coined a new phrase - 'self-partnered', and we honestly wouldn't be surprised if it became the new way of describing yourself as 'single'.
In fairness, we all hate those questions associated with not being in a relationship status. There's 'how are you still single?', or worse still, 'why are you still single?' Maybe it's a choice, Karen, and it's none of your damn business anyway!
This new phrase asserts the single status is a choice. It's an empowering phrase expressing independence and self-confidence. It's a little silly, yes, but all the great coin of phrases sound dumb initially.
And it's not quite as weird as Gwyneth Paltrow's "conscious uncoupling" term, which she used to describe her divorce from Chris Martin.
She told the publication: "If you have not built a home, if you do not have a husband, if you do not have a baby, and you are turning 30, and you're not in some incredibly secure, stable place in your career, or you're still figuring things out... There's just this incredible amount of anxiety."
She also stated she never believed the "'I'm happy single' spiel," adding: "It took me a long time, but I'm very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered."
People on Twitter are having a really positive response to the phrase.
Although maybe it’s because when you tell someone you’re single, the automatic assumption is that you’re actively looking for a partner, so by saying self-partnered you’re making it clear that you’d actually rather be on you’re own right now? pic.twitter.com/XPj79ebc6G
— Hazel Hayes (@TheHazelHayes) November 5, 2019
i see what you mean but i kinda love the term self-partnered! like, be your own best friend, your own good company. single defines you by other people's terms
— Heather (@HeatherisaDJ) November 5, 2019
Thank you Emma Watson!
— becky (@becky_renwick) November 5, 2019
I personally love that Emma Watson calls being single "self-partnered". We really need to overhaul the way we think about singledom and especially how our culture views single women. I wrote about this a while back: https://t.co/DGxcns6K1a
— Rachel Thompson (@RVT9) November 5, 2019
All about being 'self partnered', I'm happy and single. Just because I'm nearing 30 does not mean I need to be married with kids. Thanks for coining this phrase Emma Watson ❤️
— Hannah Tucker (@h_tucks) November 5, 2019
Emma Watson's #selfpartnered quote is actually absolutely amazing, because it puts the emphasis on having a relationship with yourself rather than having the absence of a relationship with somebody else.
That's super empowering & healthy.
— Sophie is on an Internet Hiatus (@sophieenrose) November 5, 2019
I am not single. I’m self-partnered.
AINT SHIT MISSING.
— Yesika Salgado (@YesikaStarr) November 5, 2019