"Quirkyalone is a neologism referring to someone who enjoys being single (but is not opposed to being in a relationship) and generally prefers to be alone rather than dating for the sake of being in a couple."
A peculiarity of behavior; an idiosyncrasy: "Every man had his own quirks and twists" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).
Hmm. Therefore, wanting to be alone is a peculiar behavior? I'm broadly generalizing of course and my logic is out of sort. International Quirkyalone Day is, predictably, February 14 and was chosen to be an alternative to "the marketing barrage" of Valentine's Day.
What I don't get is this: Quirkyalone as a concept should celebrate being single for the sake of being single. Just because, right? It's oftentimes fun, anyway. The awareness of self as opposed to awareness of self as reflected by others. Why then does it exist as an alternative to a marketing campaign that celebrates relationships? (But is not really the opposite to being in a relationship?)
Why does enjoying your own company have to be so complicated that they had to make a hyphenated phrase a word to define and fight off the creeping loneliness at the end of the day?