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.

The phrase came up in an interview in this month's issue of Vogue. In it, Watson, who soon stars in 'Little Women', she admitted feeling "stressed and anxious" about her upcoming 30th birthday.

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.