The 20 Most Annoying Things Single Girls Are Tired of Hearing

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The 20 Most Annoying Things Single Girls Are Tired of Hearing

While people generally want to be kind and encouraging to others, sometimes they can really put their foot in their mouth. I have heard these comments made by both single and married friends, family, and people who really don’t know me well enough to comment at all. While I cannot speak for women everywhere, here is my top 20 most annoying things single girls are tired of hearing.


1. “You? You’re single?!”


Gasp, I know right.


2.”Why aren’t you in a relationship?”


I don’t know, I just love my dog too much.


3.”Maybe you’re just better off single.”


Um? Thanks, that makes me feel so much better.

4.”Being single is so much easier anyway.”


Then why are you in a relationship right now…? And who takes care of you when you are sick and can’t drive? Your partner? Oh right.


5.”Take time to work on yourself first.”


So….what are you saying I need to fix about myself?


6.”Girl, you are so much better than {Fill in your ex’s name here}.”


I know I am, but that doesn’t help me find someone new. Or feel better about wasting a year of my life with him, but thanks!


7.”The second you stop looking for love, it will find you.”


Please explain to me why I haven’t been looking for quite some time and here I am still single.


8.”Please let me set you up, I know the perfect person for you!”


No, no, and no. Thanks anyway. The last person I agreed to let set me up, did’t know the guy was a felon.


9.”Stop being so picky, maybe that’s your problem.”


Yes, let me completely lower my standards to be miserable with anyone, just so that I can be with someone.


10.”Don’t worry, it’ll happen.”


Yeah, when? In another five years?


11.”There are plenty of fish in the sea.”


Well first off I’m not a fish. I also don’t live in the sea. Lastly, just because there are plenty of them doesn’t make any of them normal.


12.”Maybe you aren’t putting yourself out there enough.”


Well, not that it is any of your business, but I put myself out there all the time. I just don’t like to publicize all of my rejections.


13.”You just haven’t found the right person yet.”


You don’t say…


14.”Everything happens for a reason.”


That is possibly the least helpful, unoriginal advice ever. Also, now you have put me in an awkward position because there is no appropriate answer to this.


15. Well you should try this dating app instead, and let me see who you are choosing. They probably are the wrong choices.


I’m sorry, are you single? Have you ever even used a dating app? I feel so much better, that you know me better than I know myself, of course you should swipe for me.


16. Do you really want to end up alone?


Oh, I didn’t know because I am single at the moment, that means I will be single for the rest of my life. And if I do, would that really be the WORST thing in the world?


17. Be careful, or you will end up the old cat lady, followed by hysterical laughter.


Oh my God, you are so funny, no one has ever said that to me before. Also, obviously you don’t know me very well. I will be the old DOG lady. Plus, animals are way better than people.


18. You know you do not need a man to have a baby, you should think about it before you get to old.


What? Really? Why would you think that is an okay statement to make to anyone? Ever?  Enough said.


19. And that is why she is is still single.


While not directed at you it still is very irritating. Here’s why: First of all it implies that there is something wrong with the social status of being single, Second of all, now I am wondering what you say about why I am STILL single when I am not around, and Third of all have you ever thought maybe she WANTS to be single?

20. You must have so much time on your hands.


Yes, we singles do not have time we need to spend with a partner, and some of us do not have children to raise. We are however, not sitting around twiddling out thumbs with all of this extra time. We do not have anyone to help us with the chores, grocery shopping, upkeep of our vehicles, homes etc. We also have amazingly full lives. I myself spend time with family, friends, I travel when I can. Most of us also have careers. I mentor a little girl once a week. So keep this in mind the next time you want to make such a silly comment.


Most of us have experienced that awkward moment when well meaning people try to comfort “us singles”. Whether it be with words of encouragement, invasive questions (meant to find the root of our “problem”), or promises about our future. Rarely does it ever have their desired effect. I’d say about 99% of the time it is an epic fail. So the next time you are conversing with a single woman keep these comments in mind.


Until next time…..

8 thoughts on “The 20 Most Annoying Things Single Girls Are Tired of Hearing

  1. How annoying are all of these! Yikes. I think people just love to make commentary on other people’s love lives, regardless of status. It must feel nice to have an opinion and feel wise. Great post!

  2. I’ve been single for years and I actually find it quite difficult to date. I hate it when people tell me a story about how they were single for X amount of time, then a guy just came along and now they’ve been in a relationship for X amount of years. It’s like, cool? I’m still single and no one wants to date me.

    Funny list! x


    1. Absolutely! I have someone in my life who has been married for 13 years and with her husband for 18 years who is always giving me unsolicited advice. Like, you have no idea what it is like to date in today’s society!

  3. Great post! These are so annoying- i have these two friends who have been together for years (we’re only 19 lol) and they’re always trying to set me up- it really gets on my nerves! I recently became single again, and I was feeling pretty bad about it, but your posts are so great, and I know I should seize this time and enjoy myself!!

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