With fall and winter just around the corner, we think of the family getting together and sharing fun times this holiday season. But if you’re a single woman, you know all too well that inevitably, some family member or friend will bring up the fact that you are alone. It’s the moment we dread, not necessarily because they are rubbing it in our faces that we are alone, but more so because we’ve heard what they have to say about a million times.
How ever you may feel about being single, let’s assume for the moment that you are completely fine with it and actually enjoy being single. If this is you, then you are familiar with the annoying phrases or comments you hear almost daily about you and your single life – from your nagging mom, to the grandma that wants to know when you’re getting married.
I sometimes find myself making up witty answers. For Instance:
Mom: When are you going to start dating? You’ve been single for two years!
Me: How do you know I’m not already dating someone or maybe I even got married in Vegas and I forgot to tell you, ha! (ends the sentence with a sly smirk)
Brother: Hey, I think the guy across the bar would be good for you, want me to invite him over for a drink?
Me: Yes, because I deeply enjoy being pimped out by my brother…said no one ever.
Fun examples of scenarios that usually happen in my day-to-day life. If it isn’t my brother or dad trying to set me up, my mom is wondering why I’m still single.
I’ve gathered up some of those phrases, comments and questions that us single women just love to hear (Can you sense my sarcasm?) If you’re reading this, grab a coffee, sit back and get ready to nod your head yes in agreement. Chances are you have heard one of the following:
2. Why are you here alone dear?
Gee, I don’t know. I wasn’t aware family functions meant couples only…
4. You must be so lonely.
Yes, I do nothing all day but dwell on my loneliness. Did I mention I went clubbing all last weekend?
5. I know someone who would be perfect for you.
Oh great, let me give you my fake number.
7. Have you tried online dating?
How desperate do you think I am?? I tried it last night, still no matches.
8.You need to focus on loving yourself.
K, Thanks! Like I didn’t already know that.
9. You will find someone when you least expect it
Well I haven’t expected it for a while now, still nothing… (awkward silence)
I’m sure you can gather from my sarcasm that I can relate to some of these, and I bet you can too. Now maybe you can accidentally forward it to that family member that always bugs you. (wink wink)