Updated: Mar 20, 2020
Let me start off by staying this:
Our single status does not require us to be an open book with no boundaries.
You do NOT have free range to say or ask any and everything just because someone is single.
Now we know you have good intentions, but some of you think it's okay to ask reckless questions and make reckless statements in relation to our single lives. Well... it's not.
So here are 35 things to that a single usually (and secretly) hates to hear.
1. Why are you still single?
Do you really think we have the answer to this question?? And it's quite offensive. All we hear is, "Why doesn't anyone want to be with you?"
2. Are you dating anyone?
Unless you're single and getting ready to ask me on a date, I don't want to have this conversation with you. This question instantly induces anxiety. We think you either have some lame person you're trying to set us up with or you're trying to throw shade about us still being single.
3. It's about time for you to settle down.
This insinuates that you think I'm "out here in these streets." All single people aren't swiping right and sleeping around. Most of us actually live very low-key lives. Just because you were buck wild back in the day doesn't mean... Okay, I'll stop.
4. Don't you want to have kids?
Please get out of my womb. If God can get Sarah pregnant at the ripe old age of 90, I think I'm good.
5. I'll help you find someone!
Please don't! Unless your own relationship is major goals, we don't want your help. And it's really awkward for us to verbally say that.
6. So what's wrong with you?
Some people choose to be single. Singleness isn't a disease that only the crazy and troubled people catch.