I’m perpetually single. I know this and you know this. In fact, I think that being single is awesome. Don’t get me wrong, I think that being in a relationship is great too, but there is nothing wrong with being single. We aren’t sad. We aren’t desperate, and (most of the time) we aren’t lonely. We aren’t a wounded cat that you have to bring into your house and feed up (although I wouldn’t mind being fed up on pizza and coffee).
I’m still relatively young. I’m a 20-something college student living in an absolutely massive city. I’m living my life. I’m not short on time to find “The One”.
If he even exists. Despite the fact that I think being single is awesome and I am happy in my life, I have still gotten the typical phrases that are designed to “cheer us up” or call our singledom into light. Honestly, college is the one time that you should be 100% single and doing whoever whatever you want.
So give us “sad” single girls a chance, because we’re probably happier than you believe we are.
1. “You’re so lucky. I wish I was single.”
Solution: Break up with whoever you’re dating. I don’t know if you’re saying it for my benefit or not, but it sounds like you’re the unhappy one here. C’mon, cross over to the dark side of binge-watching TV programs and eating the whole pizza at midnight 😉
2. “It’ll happen when you least expect it.”
I’m sure I’d be a millionaire by now if I counted how many times I’ve heard this one before. It’s not like I’m going to walk down the beach and stumble upon a man built like a Greek god. (But I wouldn’t complain if I did).
3. “Hey, do you mind if I set you up with ___? He’s a really nice guy.”
I’ve heard this once or twice before from some old acquaintances.
I bet you can figure out why we no longer talk 😉 I’m single by choice. No, I don’t want to be set up. No, I won’t be attending speed dating (even though I think that would be awesome and hilarious). I will “put myself out there” when I am ready to do so and not a minute before…unless this “really nice guy” is built like a Greek god. I might bend the rules under those circumstances 😉
4. “But whyyyyyyy?”
Please refer to above. I’m single by choice. I have a whole list of reasons why being single is awesome. Read them and maybe you’ll decide to follow in my footsteps (or maybe you won’t. That’s cool too). I like being able to leave my bedroom in a mess and have crumbs in my bed (not, ick!). I like being able to blog about a brilliant idea at 1am and not having to share the last piece of pizza/sushi/candy. I guess I’m a bit selfish 😉
5. “Well, now you can let yourself go.”
B*tch, please. How am I going to
trick a man into dating me get a boyfriend if I look like a sad street urchin? Newsflash: I look like a street urchin more often than not lately. Damn this ‘study break’ and bordering on being ill again.
6. “I thought you were with ____?”
Yeah, well now I’m not. Gotta keep up, my friend. Nine times out of ten, the guy has been out of my life for a couple of weeks before a friend asks me that question. It has nothing to do with the fact that they don’t pay attention to what I say, and everything to do with the fact that I don’t like talking about casual flings.
7. “You do you, boo.”
I am. That’s the problem. I am more than capable of looking after myself. I can reach anything I like…Once I get a chair/climb onto the bench #dontneednoman 😉