That’s why I’m happy to be single: I don’t want anyone to cramp my style or routine.’Something else that seems to inspire so many forever singles is not having to be financially accountable to a man.‘I have a friend who hides expensive buys from her husband,’ Alexa says. If I want something — like the £350 shoes I bought recently — I go ahead and get it.’ Like Alexa, Kim Williams thinks she inherited her penchant for flying solo from her mother.When he said he didn’t like dogs, I thought, “Why bother giving him my number? If that sounds a cold-blooded and even irresponsible way to bring a child into the world, then according to experts, today’s modern woman is more emotionally secure because the fear has been taken out of being alone.Bridget Jones’ fear of being left in a cold flat surrounded by cats now looks horribly out-of-date.
In doing so, she waved goodbye to the handsome, successful lawyer boyfriend back home who wanted to marry her. I don’t have to make an effort to stay awake for someone else’s small talk, but I’m not a loner.
I went on holiday to Kefalonia with Mum last year and we had a great time — I certainly didn’t sit there wishing I was with a man.’‘If they’re genuinely happy then great, embrace it, but I would advise them not to behave as if they’re anti-men,’ she says.
‘Ultimately you’ll become abrasive, even defensive, and then you may find that no one will want to be around you.
‘I’ve always been fiercely independent, with a great job and a nice two-bedroom house.
I’m not anti-relationships, I just don’t seem to need them in my life.‘My parents have been together for more than 40 years, but they accept the way I choose to live my life.