20 Things You Need To Stop Saying To Happily Single People Immediately

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Broad City, Paper Kite Productions/Comedy Central

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?”

Um, I just don’t know dude, there’s this thing called free will? My wanting to be single isn’t dependent on your perception of my appearance.

2. “You’ll meet someone someday”

Have you ever considered the possibility that I don’t want to meet anyone? Ever? Romantically or otherwise. People in general are the worst, and you know what they say about assumptions…

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Source: pixgood.com

3. “I’ve just GOT to set you up with this guy I – ”

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Source: imgur

4. “You’ll change your mind about love one day.”

I’ll probably change my mind about a lot of things one day. And I hope you refrain from donning that smug look of yours when I do.

5. “But BABIES!”

NOOOOOOOOOOOooooooo.

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Source: Tumblr

6. “So are you going to join a convent, then?”

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Source: Thinkstock/Studio-Annika

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?”

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Source: Thinkstock/oneinchpunch

… 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!

8. “You should settle down before it’s too late!”

No, I shouldn’t.

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source: wifflegif

9. “Isn’t it kind of lonely?”

Naw man, I love me. Being in my own company is a joy and a privilege.

10. “You should try OKCupid, Tinder etc.”

Should I?