“I know many/most people find comfort in other people’s company in situations like this,” she said in an email. “Me, I am eternally grateful that I am not stuck at home with someone else.”Others contacted through the Community of Single People, a Facebook support group for adults who are single by choice, agree. Ranging in age from 35 to 73, they responded by email to questions about what the lockdown means to men and women who thrive on living solo even in normal times.While rejecting what they see as the widespread belief that all well-adjusted adults would ­couple-up if they could, these voluntary singles did express fear that social prejudice could affect their medical treatment.As Christina Campbell, a writer in Virginia who co-founded the singles advocacy blog Onely.org, said: “The main problem is the assumption that because I am not married I don’t have a support system.”Others worry that patients who are single may be viewed as less important when it comes to medical treatment than those who have partners.Nevertheless, they consider their lifestyle an advantage during the covid-19 lockdown. London psychologist Eva Papadopoulou put it this way: “I think those who are single by choice and loving having time


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