Gone are the days where being a single twenty something was basically a fate worse than death. These days, it’s pretty normal for a lady to remain romantically unattached at this time in her life. And why shouldn’t she enjoy being single; things like marriage and babies can come later in life – if they even come at all. No longer are us singletons seen as old maids, now we’re happily single, independent women (*suppresses urge to break into Destiny’s Child*) … Or so you would think.
If you’ve been single for a while, it’s pretty likely you’ve had at least a couple of the following things said to you at some stage. If you’re not single and you have said or have had the urge to say any of these to a single person then please desist, I implore you. Desist, I say! Read on to find out 20 things you need stop saying to single people right now.
1.“You’re so pretty/handsome/cute *insert other complimentary term here* – HOW ARE YOU STILL SINGLE?”
This may be something that’s specific only to me and my family (Because of the Irish Catholic background? Who knows) and I know they’re joking, but it’s a strange assumption to make all the same. Because I’m not in a relationship with a human man you want me to be in a relationship with god? Emmm, nope. Singledom ≠celibacy. Thank god for that.
7. “So are you a lesbian now?”
… This may also be another family specific one. But did you ever go through a period where your entire family thought you were gay because you didn’t have a boyfriend? I sure did. Not that there’s something wrong with being a lesbian, it’s just an odd assumption to make. So you think that I can’t get a girlfriend either? Sheesh!