I would like to preface this post, as I often do, by saying that there is nothing wrong with being single. Really. I myself happen to be single, almost all of my friends are single, and I do expect to be single for the foreseeable future.
It’s just that, in my mind, whenever someone starts off a sentence by saying that they are single because of X, Y, or Z reason–especially without being asked–there is no way to not read it as a defense mechanism. And, yeah, people will often ask you why you’re single,which is annoying in and of itself. You shouldn’t have to feel compelled to give a reason as to why you are single or not single–you just are who you are, single or not single, attached or unattached, but people often do feel the need to qualify their singleness for no reason other than that they feel like they have to, preemptively.
My advice? Don’t. Never give any reason for being single because, in regards to most things, it actually doesn’t matter. But, whatever you do, definitely do not give these particular reasons as to why you are single:
1. “I’m not like those other girls who are happy with just anyone.”
2. “I, like, have standards. Some people don’t understand that.”
3. “I’m just…focusing on me now, you know?”
4. “My heart is sooo dead. I’m heartless. Lol!!”
5. “I’m the apple at the top of the tree. People have to climb to get to me. Proverbially speaking, of course.”
6. “I never text first.”
7. “I don’t need another person to make me feel happy.”
8. “I’m dating…myself right now.”
9. “All guys suck.”
10. “All girls suck.”
11. “I mean, I’m not going to do online dating, and that’s, like, the only way to find people now.”
12. “I’m just better than everyone at my school.”
13. “I’m just a savage. Like Rihanna. We are one and the same, me and Ri.”
14. “I have a boyfriend, okay? We went to summer camp together. He lives in Canada.”
What do you think of these excuses? Let us know in the comments!