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I’ve been single for a while and now that I’m in my 30’s, people are more vocal in wondering why that is. I know I share the same sentiments with my fellow single ladies because it is always awkward when people say the darnest things.

Here are some of the things I’ve heard so far.

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Unsolved mystery. When I’ll figure it out, I’ll let you know. Hang in there.

“You’re so picky, that’s why.”

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Why wouldn’t I be? Seriously, my happiness depends on it. Besides, the criteria is not irrational or unreasonable.

“It’ll come when you stop trying.”

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Sure it will. Let’s hope it’s in this lifetime.

“Good thing you have an amazing job.”

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There’s the silver lining because I can totally get intimate with my amazing job!

“At least, you’re free to do anything you want.”

Uum… I didn’t realize you can’t be free if you’re in a relationship. There might be something wrong if you feel restricted with someone. But, what does a single girl like me know, right?

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“You’re still hanged up on your past relationships.”

I hope this answers that statement.

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“You should go out and meet new people.”

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Whatever made you think I’m agoraphobic and living like a hermit?

“You’re a catch!”

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“You must totally hate Valentine’s Day.”

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Oh! I’ve never been a fan eversince. And it’s not even a real holiday. We don’t get double pay.

“There’s plenty of fishes in the sea.”

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People naming you first in every bouquet toss at a wedding reception or suggesting you do a performance of Beyonce’s Single Ladies.

  1. It’s no fun anymore when it’s in every single wedding.
  2. The song is getting old and not cute anymore.

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