is being single a bad thing?



In Japan, not having a boyfriend, especially when you're in college or university, is considered a weird thing. What do you think? I don't know why, but people who do have a partner are called "ria jyu," meaning 'fulfilled life.' And, it's considered that they're having an amazing life. They're winners. On the other hand, people who don't have a partner are called "hi ria," meaning not having a fulfilled lifestyle; they're losers. This is what people understand, without realizing it- at least in Japan.


I've never had a partner before, in my entire 21 years of life. Of course, I've had crushes on a few people; my heartbeat gets faster when I see an attractive person on the street. However, I don't know if I have ever fallen for someone before.