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Every human is born single — we don't start out life with boyfriends or girlfriends or cats. 

Most people go on to acquire these things later in life. Sometimes they are fleeting, other times the bonds of human connections grow to last a lifetime.

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With the advent of the internet in the last century, many single people began to congregate into online communities where they could talk about being single. One of those platforms is Twitter, where the gloriously unattached come to commiserate and kibitz about the joys and sorrows of single life.  

Below are our 11 favorite tweets that sum up just what it's like to be single.

Jon Levine
Staff Writer