Emma Watson calls herself “self partnered” instead of being “single”

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  • Emma Watson is currently a hot topic on various media outlets and online articles
  • This is because of her statement that redefines the meaning of being single in an interview for a magazine
  • Instead of saying that her relationship status is ‘single,’ Emma calls it ‘self partnered’

Traditionally, in determining a relationship status, there are only three options: single, married, or divorced. While the option “it’s complicated” was added when relationship status for online profile became popular.

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While the term “single” technically means a person who is not yet married, this relationship status may also mean that this person is in a relationship or dating someone.

That is why online profiles specifically define a relationship status by providing options such as “in a relationship” or “in open relationship,” and “engaged.”

But in her current interview with British Vogue magazine, actress Emma Watson has redefined the  relationship status of being “single” to calling it “self partnered.”

The 29-year-old actress opens up about her lingering feelings on turning 30 and the pressure of needing to have her life already planned at this point.

“I was like, ‘Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal,’” the former Harry Potter star pointed out.

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According to Emma, there is a huge amount of pressure she was feeling at this point in her life.

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,” Emma added.

As for her love life, she also acknowledged the pressure of needing to find someone at her age.  And she said that she is dating someone: herself.

Emma shared that she is happy just being by herself, but she did not call it being “single” but being “self partnered.”

I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel,” Emma said. “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,” the actress added.

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