Lauren Taylor, 18, said she felt more self-conscious about her single status in the lead-up to Valentine's Day."My friends are in relationships and it makes it a bit more obvious to me because they're out on dates and I'm at home," she said.
Gender studies expert Lauren Rosewarne from the University of Melbourne said it was not surprising single people felt the sting of loneliness.
Then, as if you weren't already hyper aware of your single status, Valentine's Day arrives.
It's no wonder a day out from the onslaught of cute couple photos on Instagram, lots of singles are turning to dating apps to soften the blow.
I like this girl and don't want to sound too forward or creepy about mentioning Valentines day.you have any advice for me?