7 Things Single Women are Sick of Hearing

Whether you are single by choice or circumstance it can come with a whole bunch of stigma from the people around you. Every person and their dog seems to think it’s okay to comment on your love life and status and sometimes the things that are said can be downright offensive and upsetting. If you know a single person, unless they bring it up, just leave it alone. It’s none of your business, and if you DO feel you have to mention it, please try and avoid these sorts of questions or statements.

Why Are You Single?

It may seem an innocent question. It can often be slotted in to some sort of back-handed compliment; “But you’re so pretty! Why are you single?” or “How come someone hasn’t snapped you up yet?” but it is actually a really personal, super loaded question that has answers you can’t possibly predict. You don’t know someone’s circumstance. You don’t know their history. For some people being single is about self preservation and protection, and for others it can be a source of great personal self-doubt and self-loathing and some people are perfectly happy, satisfied and quite content on their own. It is not your place to bring up things that could trigger someone’s deepest fears or anxieties. Just leave it. They have their reasons. They don't owe you an explanation.

You Must Get Lonely

Well yes, maybe they do, but what possible positive outcome do you think that sort of statement could make other than to remind someone they are alone? It’s a redundant statement that does nothing but bring forth certain emotions that might not want to be surfaced. Unless someone specifically brings up their loneliness to you, leave it alone. On the other side of that some people absolutely thrive on being alone. They don’t need or want others so intimately in their lives and are perfectly happy living without that sort of companionship. This, again, is none of your business and it can be rude and triggering to bring up.

I Feel So Sorry For You!

Why? Has the person expressed they are sad or not in a great place? Have they asked you how you feel about their situation? Does this statement say anything constructive, helpful or positive? You really need to stop putting your own feelings onto other people. While you may hate being single, or not understand how someone else might not hate it, it’s actually not that unusual at all for people to enjoy their own company and think positively about being un-matched. Don’t feel sorry for someone who doesn’t want or need your pity, it’s a wasted emotion and one that can shift the way we interact with our friends.

Let Me Set You Up!

Unless someone asks you to help them find love, it’s best to just leave them to their own devices. Organising blind dates or inviting your single male friends to a dinner party in the hope of setting them up together without the consent of the people you’re wanting to pair can lead to awkward situations and uncomfortable moments. Yes, I think it can be okay to mention to a single friend you have a friend they might like, but leave it at that and let them dictate whether they want you to go further and organise something. And while it’s all very exciting and fun having friends date friends, just remember what can happen in friendship groups when relationships don’t work. Do you really want to be responsible for the possible breakdown of your friendship circle? Tread carefully in these situations. People’s emotions and lives are not games for you to play with to suit your own agenda or ideas of what should be.

If You Dressed Better/Wore More Make Up/Tried Harder/Acted Sexier…

No. No it is not up to you to tell someone they are not good enough for, or deserving of, a relationship because they don’t act or dress like you think they should. First and foremost in the whole scheme of finding love you want to find someone who loves you for you, and not some strange perception you’ve created. I mean, the truth always comes out in the end and if you’ve wooed a lover by false pretences, then they’ll eventually come into contact with the real you and that can be utterly heartbreaking for all involved. Yes, again, if they ask you specifically for advice on things like the way they dress or present themselves, then constructive criticism and feedback can be justified and warranted, but if they haven’t said anything and you’re just chucking your two cents in, don’t.

But What About Sex?

What about it? Do you think a) it’s your business and b) it’s important they tell you? Some people just don’t like sex. Some people don’t need or want sex with a regular partner. Some people get plenty of sex without being in a relationship. Some people would prefer to masturbate than ever let another human touch them. Some people are just different to you and that's not only okay, it’s perfectly reasonable and normal and completely up to them how and what and where and who they have sex with. Stop being so nosy and interested in other people’s sex lives. It’s creepy!

Your Biological Clock Must Be Ticking!

OMG just don’t. Seriously! This is a question/statement you should never say to anyone ever. Regardless of their situation. Don’t say it to partnered women, don’t say it to single women. JUST. DON’T. SAY. IT. The choice to have children is a very personal one, and in a world where women’s value is often put on either how good they look or how many children they can produce, it is a hugely stigmatising and incredibly loaded expectation that needs to be stopped. Maybe she is desperate for children and you’ve just reminded her it may not happen, or maybe she never wants kids ever and you’ve just reminded her that society deems her worth on it. Just shut up. Unless you are her partner and you are having the discussion about children, never ever ever bring it up. Ever.

The main thing to remember when talking to your single friends is, unless they bring it up, unless they specifically mention it, or ask your advice, just don’t say anything. It’s not your life. It’s not your relationship. It’s not your business. Trust me, your single friends will thank you.

38 Comments

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    cowgirlstyle
    More than a month ago

    pretty right on...yet predictible. I've never given AF what people think. I live my life by my rules no one elses.
    Children/marriage are such cliched selfindulgent examples of "success" .
    Why dont more people try to fix the world, instead of adding to its problems?

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    kizza73
    More than a month ago

    Like anything in life .... the mind will conquer all....

    Id just say... "its because of this rash between my legs"
    And leave it at that ! Maybe add....
    "i hope this cream works"

    The End!

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    AeonFlux007
    More than a month ago

    I tend to get the " Wow you don't look anywhere near your age.... um what's wrong with the look of a 43 year old woman anyway... lol.. I happen to like my looks... and the look of most women Ive spoken with in their 40's...

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    damon.diggler
    More than a month ago

    What about, Wow you look so good for your age...... Gee thanks, so compared to the fat 25 year old's I look like shit.... Don't discount my looks as an inversion to my age you insulting prick!..... If Trump gave this back handed compliment to somebody it would be front page world wide news.

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      DeliciousEva
      More than a month ago

      Omg I get that a lot.
      Or (not that you'll probably get this one haha) "You look so good in makeup!"

      No, mate. I'm a babe all the time!!
      Haha.

  • Lollysaresweet1
    More than a month ago

    Great Article Eva...I really enjoy reading it..Thank You
    I enjoy being single...I dislike a guy who asked me ..when was the last time you had sex?
    Its very disrespectfull..I cannot be answering any sort of personal questions from a guy..at all
    As we are here to let go of our inner self and have abit of fun ...lifes too short
    Have a giggle:} and let our hair down!!

  • MsPocketRocket
    More than a month ago


    A cheeky answer I enjoy shutting down the "but you're lovely and smart why are you still single" question with is

    "I'm over qualified to be in a relationship"

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      DeliciousEva
      More than a month ago

      Haha yes!

      I used to tell people I hadn't finished eating my last ex yet... But when the freezer stock got lower I'd start looking again...

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      chunkyhungryars
      More than a month ago

      BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Doit2meagain
    More than a month ago

    For those who are constantly obsessed with other peoples private lifes (especially a single person) i would imagine a majority of them are so miserable in their own life that Instead of sorting their own stuff out they find it easier to focus on other peoples private life.

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    cowgaluvoldrmen
    More than a month ago

    What a good article ! Perfect
    I find most men on here can’t word a sentence let alone a paragraph, they aren’t even interested in getting to know a woman . This is all men it’s most So how in the hell do you know your gonna get along let alone meet! There’s some shockers on here like do you wanna Fuk ? Wanna have a bit of fun ?? Most married men . If it’s that bad at home well talk to someone bout it ! Sort the issue not just to treat other women as a blow fountain
    I believe somewhere out there , there’s decent guys
    There’s a lot of reasons why ppl stay single lol so don’t even get me started

  • Easy2Adore
    More than a month ago

    I get asked all the time if I've had much luck on here and I answer, you get out of it as much as you are prepared to put in it. Far to often I find men can't even be bothered to string a few sentences together to get to know you before going in for the "lets meet" . Surely by now they must realise that sexual stimulation for a lot of women is more in the mind to start with.
    When I get asked "why am I single" I just say that if I meet a man who can add value to my life then maybe I wouldn't be. I live in a small town and when I am out and get asked that, I just say "take a look around the room/cafe/street at all the men roughly my age. Now subtract the ones that are married, then take a look at the ones that are left". That answers all the questions!

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      Lovingman101
      More than a month ago

      Love your quote about "when I find a person who can add value to my life then I will consider a partnership"
      if a person isn't leaving a relationship better than they found it and improving every interaction with their presence then of course they should get the hell out of there or improve their skill set.. guys women are not just a receptacle for your seminal fluid if you want to learn to relax try meditation ..by the way great profile- honest and upfront ..would that all conversations were similar..

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      willinged666
      More than a month ago

      hi I would love to get to know someone but I don't even get a hi back most of the time
      so I'm not the one who want to meet before not getting to know some one but I will tell you I have messages someone on here 1150 time and still not had a coffee every time I ask they say gee you cant wait it not if I'm asking to me after a few message
      so plenty of head fucks on here on both sides

    • Melphi
      More than a month ago

      Woo-Hoo! Can I buy you a drink... ;-))

    • kittywantsplay
      More than a month ago

      Definitely agree with you there

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    SassyCupCake
    More than a month ago

    Thank you Eva for yet again another brilliant article .... I wonder if the shoe was on the other foot how people who are not single would feel if they were being hounded all the time with questions like - "Don't you miss being alone and being able to do whatever you want without having to answer to anyone?"

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      DeliciousEva
      More than a month ago

      Haha yes absolutely!!
      It would be so rude to go up to a married person and say "omg I felt so much better after my divorce wtf are you doing?"
      Like we wouldn't even think of it!

      People seem to be so obsessed with other people's private lives and I've never understood it...

    • Easy2Adore
      More than a month ago

      Hahaha Sassy, I'm going to use that next time when a married person asks why am I still single, I will ask "why are you still married"?

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    barkly48
    More than a month ago

    Not only for single women... it also goes for single men.... (altho not so much the dressed up/make up/look sexier one, or the biological clock one, for me at least)...!! One woman said that seeing how I had been a member for so long, why hadn't I found my "queen"...? Maybe I'm not looking for a "queen"...???

    And Mmaybebabe, yes I have been asked a few times how I have found AMM.... so it's not just one way traffic.. Maybe they wanted to know if I fuck a different woman each day... haha

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      DeliciousEva
      More than a month ago

      Yeah a lot of my single male friends say they get it a bit more on the opposite side. Like for women it seems to be "hey why aren't you owned by a man yet" and the men seem to get "Oh you're so lucky you're not tied down"

      Where as in my friendship group it's quite often that the men are more interested in settling down and the women would prefer to be single.
      (generalising of course... But yeah)

  • Mmaybebabe
    More than a month ago

    The common one I get is " how are you finding amm" or "do you have much luck off amm".
    It pisses me off all the time that men feel comfortable to message or whisper a perfect stranger and ask a personal question on how we are finding amm. So guys how many women ask you the same thing. My point exactly, we arn't as nosy or we just don't give a fuck how you are finding amm or how many people you fuck.

    So from now on I am going to say brilliant, I fuck a different guy every day lmao.

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      SassySandy
      More than a month ago

      I get that one ALL the time!!!! "BORING" what's it to them!!!! Also what do they expect when it's just "HEY" just got one today....WTF!!! I just DELETE!! too boring for me,a total waste of time replying to just "HEY".......what the hell does he want from me as his given NOTHING not even a pic......just "HEY"

    • Lollysaresweet1
      More than a month ago

      I totally agree...respect goes both ways
      Most woman can be discreet being on this site
      Not sure about some guys...they seem to lose the plot and the word
      RespectX

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    SassySandy
    More than a month ago

    Agree fully......I'm soooooo sick of the question.....so what do you like!!! that could have a million different answers depending on the person you are with as NOT all men are the same, so different strokes for different folks.....and what positions do you like!!!! PLEEEZE.....again different depending on the guy you're with.....MOST guys are just bloody boring with what they expect from us woman...explore!!! surprise her with what you have to offer GUYS!!!!! it's not that hard.....but most just want a quick BANG!!! that's it.....I'm still looking for that special man hehe.

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      Lovingman101
      More than a month ago

      Absolutely.. what is it with guys? Mostly their focus is external -on the money they have, the size of their dick, their muscles or power or their car or some other external thing..why is it that so many men seem to exhibit a barren inner landscape when it comes to this spirituality or emotional exploration and intelligence?
      Come on guys concentrate on what's inside of you and the outside will take care of itself particularly where women are concerned!!

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    Milana09
    More than a month ago

    This article was spot on, thankyou Eva!
    It's all about respect and good manners really.

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      DeliciousEva
      More than a month ago

      Isn't it though!!
      I think in almost every single "things x are sick of hearing" pieces I've done it always just comes down to respect.

      Hopefully this world is getting a little better at it...
      Hopefully...

  • RedPrincess
    More than a month ago

    Number 8, what do you do for fun... omg.. so original i scream. It is if i am alien and do different things.
    Number 9... favorite position. .. you are not about to get me in any position.. so dont ask.. it is private between me and the person I am goong to be with. Sex is different with different ppl.. so that fave position changes... you wouldnt ask a person that question in the street to a stranger, so dont ask me.
    Number 10... so many numb answers to put here.. hahaha

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      DeliciousEva
      More than a month ago

      Haha.
      "What's wrong with you?"

      Nothing mate... I just can't tolerate idiots like you!!!

      "You won't go out with me because you're a man hating femmo dyke who just chucks men in the Friend Zone..."

      Yeah, nah, you're just a cunt.

      Haha.

      So many.

    • Account Closed
      More than a month ago

      So true Redprincess...

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    Curious1947
    More than a month ago

    Number 8 ..... But age is just a number ! Eeewwwkkkk

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      DeliciousEva
      More than a month ago

      Haha.
      Why are people such idiots sometimes!!!

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    BBWmature
    More than a month ago

    ALL OF THE ABOVE..........(tick)

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      DeliciousEva
      More than a month ago

      It just gets so frustrating and boring!!!

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