As 2020 has come to a close and we venture back into a Level 5 lockdown, singletons across the country are, once again, launched into a period of loneliness. Though the endless lockdowns have been lonely and lacklustre, Irish men are finally getting the opportunity to think about who they are and what they really want when it comes to finding a partner and there has been a phenomenal decrease in men who can’t make up their minds.
Although this is an important topic to discuss during every Christmas period, the events of 2020 make it much more topical this year. The COVID19 Pandemic has left the world in a state of confusion. It has forced the most extroverted people to avoid interaction, and the most introverted people to live in a constant state of loneliness. Although loneliness isn’t gendered, men in particular do tend to struggle. What are the facts and how can each of us help this Christmas?
With Christmas jingling its bells just around the corner, many single Irish men and women are unconsciously taking part in the annual Cuffing Season festivities. This time of year is centred primarily around singletons wearing their heart on their sleeve, desperately swiping on Tinder and Bumble to try lock in a partner to snuggle up with by the fire and kiss under the mistletoe. In light of the COVID19 Pandemic, where first dates are even more difficult to arrange, with strict safety regulations and restrictions across the country, we at Intro are keen to keep the spirit of the season alive!
We are angry. Justifiably angry. Some might call it righteous indignation, but that is far too anodyne a term to use. The Discord scandal has stirred everything we believe that is decent within us in reacting, yes angrily, to how appallingly, shockingly awful society treats women. You would never wish the worst upon the female figures in your life, so why let society abuse them at this level? It’s not ethical to shame women for crimes being committed against them. It has gone on too long. It needs to stop. Now!