Girl, You’re How Old?! Why She’s 30 (or Older) and Still Not Married

October 27, 2012  |  

Pondering the great question: “Why am I not married and in my 30s?” (Shutterstock)

As a single, 30-something year old woman, I’ve got explaining why I’m still unmarried down to a science. You’re at a dinner party, a wedding, a barbecue, or at a place where everyone is coupled up, and then folks find out you’re single…still. Once they get past the shock of your singlehood, they ask you if you’ve considered YouKnowTheSite.com. That’s when it gets fun for me. I’ve actually practiced my responses. Here are a few:

Why are you still single?

“That’s a mystery right up there with ‘Who Shot Biggie?’”

“My fiancé is doing a bid”

“Why aren’t you?”

No one really asks smart, successful, good-looking men why they’re single but if you’re a smart, successful, attractive woman, people want to know what’s wrong with you. While many women find this question so maddening that they don’t even bother to answer it, other women might actually wonder if there issomething wrong with them. There is nothing wrong with being single, a woman, or in your thirties – all at the same time. But if you’re trying to figure out why a woman might be unwed and in her 30’s, here are some reasons to ponder…if you really truly care.

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