20 Inappropriate Things People Need To Stop Saying To Single Folks
Being single—particularly as you get older—has lots of advantages. You have excess time and cash to spend on yourself, and you can have more fun, as well. In any case, that doesn’t mean singledom doesn’t come with a few downsides too. The prominent one is that your married friends and relatives are steadily asking you jamb questions, passing inappropriate remarks, testing you, and pondering when you’re going to settle down. In case you’re single, you’ll certainly be familiar with these irritating phrases. And if you are not, just stop saying these things. 20 Inappropriate Things People Need To Stop Saying To Single Folks
1) All your mates are getting married
So because my mates are getting married I should do what? I should be crying or what? Thank you for reminding me. I’m not bothered that my mates are getting married. Some of my mates are also dead.
You hear this a lot from older folks and sometimes friends.
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2) Are you searching?
“Searching” for what? What did I misplace that I’m searching for? The word “searching” brings to mind images of someone going on the street and yelling “I’m searching”.
3) That’s why you are not in a relationship
This could come from a friend or relative. It could be a playful joke about some of your bad habits or a borderline mean thing you said. But it’s still an annoying, unnecessary comment and could get under your skin.
4) When I was your age, I was married
This often comes from parents and those aunties that won’t keep their face in their husband’s house.
Dear sir and ma, Who cares if you were married when you were my age? What if I decide not to be married? Besides. we know your story. You were not married, you got pregnant.
5) I wonder why you are still single
We singles wonder too. If we knew why we are still single, we would not be staying in bed alone every night scrolling through social media and laughing at stupid jokes, we would be chatting with bae.
6) You think you are getting younger
Some people say this to spite you or make fun of you. You don’t need to remind me. I know I’m not getting younger, neither are you.
7) Get married quick so you can have kids early
What makes you think I intend to have kids? Life does not begin and end with having kids. What if my plan is to adopt kids?
8) You won’t understand because you are not in a relationship
Some people think they are experts when it comes to relationship issues because they are in one. Hence they assume you don’t know Jack when it comes to relationship matters. Thank you, professor lakwe
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9) You will meet someone very soon
Uncle, hanty, pls. I’m not living in a romantic comedy and don’t need a cliche line to make me feel good. How do you know I will meet someone soon. Are you a psychic?
10) When do you intend to get married?
I’m waiting for your parents to divorce so I can marry one of them. Like what’s wrong with you? Can’t you just allow me enjoy my single life in peace?
11) What happened to (insert Ex’s Name)?
Yeah, that ex from 5 years ago that your friends and family members won’t stop talking about.
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12) Have you prayed about it?
Prayed about what, exactly?
13) Are you happy being single?
NEWS FLASH! I’m freaking happy with my life. You better know that relationship doesn’t equal happiness.
14) What if I hook you up with someone?
Some people just want to make it all about themselves! There are some serious downsides when your friend or anyone hooks you up. The major one is that they would remind you for the rest of your life about how they hooked you up. Sorry sweetheart, my life is great. I don’t need any stupid hookup.
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15) How long have you been single?
I’ve been single since the last time I broke up with your cousin. Does that make you feel good?
16) When was the last time you….., You know?
Sorry, I don’t know. I have no idea what you are talking about.
17) Why are you scared of love?
Who says everyone who is single is scared of love? I’m busying enjoying my single life and figuring out how to make my life better and some douchebag is assuming I’m scared of love.
18) I don’t know how you do it
Do you mean being single? It’s tough AF
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19) Give love a chance and stop holding back
So you would rather I jump in any relationship all in the name of “giving love a chance”? By the way, how do you know I’m not giving love a chance by being single and loving myself?
20) Are you sure it’s not spiritual?
The height of it all. This can be endured if it comes from a parent but if it comes from anyone else, the person should be ready to face the music. Statements like this put a lot of pressure on anyone who’s emotionally unstable.
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