“It happens when it happens”
Sorry, but there’s nothing worse than hearing that comment from someone who’s in a happy relationship. Good for you, but it feels a bit cliché to give this advice to the eternally single. It hasn’t happened yet, and won’t happen when I least expect it either for that matter.
“When one door closes, another one opens.”
You might not want to hear it when something has ended with the one you really believed in. Even though your friends are just trying to comfort you and give you hope, it hardly makes things feel any better.
“Maybe you’re too picky?”
Hmmm, maybe not. However, it’s not about taking first best just to be in a relationship. You have to have some standards for a potential partner, right? Remember, you deserve the best!
“Get a partner so we can go on a double date”
Thanks, but no thanks. I’m not getting a partner just so we can go on a double date. You may be my best friend, but double dating is not on my list of priorities at the moment. Besides, you don’t need to remind me that I’m single and should be in a relationship just because you’re happy in yours.
“I can’t be seen, I’m meeting my partner”
This is where 99 out of 100 singles think “just like any other day of the year”. Sorry to say it, but sometimes we have to prioritise our mates too.
“I’ve forgotten what it feels like to be single”
It’s not so fun to hear this comment, even though it’s usually said very lightly.
“You just have to find someone like my partner”
I know you think your partner is the most wonderful person on earth and the best thing that has ever happened to you. But just because that’s the case for you doesn’t mean that someone just like them is perfect for me. Besides, you don’t have to shove your perfect partner and relationship in my face.
“What do you mean you don’t want a relationship?”
Sometimes we’re not even looking for a relationship, and you know what? That’s just as okay as actually wanting to be in a happy relationship.