Anybody know what’s special about today?
Yeah, a Wednesday, but not just any wednesday, Today also happens to be the International Quirkyalone Day!
Erm, ohh, and yes, also St. Valentine’s day…
Sasha Cagen the author of “Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics” conceptualised a personality type termed a Quirkyalone. In Sasha’s words:
Quirkyalones are people who resist the tyranny of coupledom. Oddly enough, we quirkyalones also tend to be romantics.
Odd, eh? Well, read on, there’s more!!
Quirkyalones (QAs, henceforth) are not anti-love or anti dating, they are basically normal people who ‘resist the tyranny of coupledom.’ A QA generally enjoys solitude and sometimes even craves it. But that does NOT mean a QA is a loner. In fact, its just the opposite. Having spent so much time in social company, QAs need time to ingest, introspect and recharge for the next round of interactions.
If you think this thing is a one-off occurence, think again. This is a movement that has spawned an entire breed of Quirkyalones, and what do you know, it will be four years strong this year. The IQD (International Quirkyalone Day) has been celebrated with much fan-fare across different parts of the world.
Head over to Quirkyalone, for more details. Some of you might even want to try this quiz:
Here’s what I got: *
Your score was 117. Very quirkyalone:
Relatives may give you quizzical looks, and so may friends, but you know in your heart of hearts that you are following your inner voice. Though you may not be romancing a single person, you are romancing the world. Celebrate your freedom on National Quirkyalone Day, February 14th!
w00t!! I am lovin’ it!! [:D]
Do let me know how yours turns out. Post your score in the comments section. Happy Quirkyalone Day!!
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