What It Feels Like to Be 30 and Never Have Been in Love

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What It Feels Like to Be 30 and Never Have Been in Love

Illustration: Akshita Monga

“D

ude seriously do you even understand how break-ups work,” exclaimed my weeping, heartbroken colleague whom I was miserably failing to console. She was right. I have personally never experienced it, but have witnessed friends dealing with it. And I’ve also seen a lot of rom-coms. So I told her, I’ve never had any break-ups because I’ve never been in love. I’ve never been in love because I’ve never had any serious relationships.

And with that confession I became the consolee from the consoler. I have gone through this drill often and I knew how it ends – with people suggesting that I put myself out there.

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