- (Internet slang) Someone who wishes to be in a romantic relationship but has no hope of succeeding.
1998 December 9, “poem”, in rec.arts.poems, Usenet:
- Seems to be a forever alone, without her, is what they wanted to see happen.
2012 April 27, Elizabeth Fish, “Forever Alones Beware: Game Controller Uses Kisses to Steer”, in PC World:
- (see title)
2015 December 9, NoMoreHope, “new pro-choice room”, in alt.suicide.methods, Usenet:
- Maybe the fear of being a forever alone if they had to go to great lengths to even have that one relationship.
2017 February 7, “Feeling lost and alone this Valentine's Day? Here's our quirky gift guide to the rescue!”, in Coconuts Bangkok:
- Bonus: the hilarious product descriptions instructions are just too funny – even forever alones will crack a chuckle!