How to thrive and survive being single during pandemic

Melissa Croce, who went viral with her single-life flowchart, is here to talk about her new book, “Single and Forced to Mingle.”
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Welcome back to "Gma3." Now to our "Get it done in 2021" series where we're helping you kick the new year off right and in a time when we're all more virtual than ever, these days a single person can be downright tough, not just talking about the dating world however. Who better to talk to us and navigate us through this at a time like this than the author of "Single and forced to mingle," a guide for nearly any socially awkward situation. Melissa croce joins us now. Thanks so much for being with us today and I understand this book all came to be because of something you put out on Twitter? Tell us about it. Yes, it actuay started out as a joke. I was joking with some co-workers about how I was going to a wedding that weekend, and you know, kind of commiserating about being single, and all the questions that you're asked by friends and family about living in New York and about my job, and I thought I should just, you know, I should just make a brochure and hand it out to people and I can go to the bar instead of answering these same questions over and over again. I decided to make the brochure to continue the inside joke and while I didn't hand it out at the wedding I put it online and it blew up and here we are. You said commiserating. You were commiserating about being single but now you have this idea of single not sorry. What are we talking about? Yes. So basically, like being single is, you know, actually really great, you know, besides answering all of the questions why you're single. That part is not so great, but being single is actually very great. You know, you can do whatever you want, and you can, you know, order whatever takeout you want, you can hog the Netflix account, and take for granted that I can do whatever I want. I know. I imagine what it would be like to see my apartment exactly the way I left it. You know, that would be something that would be amazing. All right, being single is great, but how have you had to pivot or at least trying to figure out things in this quarantine life? Does that make it tougher? What has your experience been like? And what advice do you have for people who are single in the Totally. I have to say I'm really lucky, I don't live alone. I have a wonderful roommate Lara who has been a great companion and a great friend and that helps. I think if you are definitely living alone, that can be tough. You have to come up with creative ways of keeping in touch with people and people have been good about that. Safe social distance walking outside, or organizing game nights and book clubs and teaching your relatives how to face time, I know I did. So you really have to, you know, get creative, as to how you keep in touch with people for sure. Any advice for people? We can all anticipate and dream of that day when we all get to re-enter our lives again and mingle. What advice do you have for singles? Honestly my advice is to know your own limits and boundaries. I know again, like I was saying, I will probably be very excited in the beginning to go out and see people but there are definitely going to be times when I am going to want to retreat. I am going to want to be by myself, and I know some people might feel guilty that feeling I just want to be alone, I've been by myself for over a year, but you know, I think that changes day to day. And I think it's important to know your boundaries and honestly, if you make yourself go out and do something you don't want to do, you're not going to have a good time anyway. Be honest with yourself and know your boundaries and be okay with them. Love it. Okay. Melissa croce, thank you for joining us today. We appreciate it. And be sure to pick up a copy of "Single and forced to mingle" in stores now.

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