Emma Watson Called Herself ‘Self-Partnered’ and Not ‘Single’

Emma Watson has redefined what it means to be single in her latest interview with British Vogue. “I call it being self-partnered,” she said.

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The 29-year-old former Harry Potter star opened up about the stress revolving around becoming 30 and the pressures of needing to have your life together by then.

“I was like, ‘Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal,'” she said. “Cut to 29, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious.’ And I realize it’s because there is suddenly this bloody influx of subliminal messaging around. 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.”

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The same cannot be said about her love life, however. Though she acknowledged the pressure of needing to find someone at her age, she shared that she is happy to just be in a relationship with herself.

“I am dating, as in not one specific person, but I am going on dates,” she said, though she mentioned that she avoids dating apps. “My friends are really good at setting me up. Even things that haven’t worked out romantically, some of my best friends are people I’ve gotten set up on a date with.”

“I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel,” she added. “I was like, ‘This is totally spiel.’ It took me a long time, but I’m very happy [being single]. I call it ‘being self-partnered.'”

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Looks like we have a new term to use on our relatives this Christmas!

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