Just when you thought your options on the dating scene were nothing to write home about, comedian Leslie Jones says her situation takes the cake. Jones shared on social media that she isn’t feeling very optimistic about her own options and about finding a partner for the future in general.
In a post that left fans more worried than laughing, the 50-year-old Saturday Night Live star said that she was starting to wonder why she was working so hard to be in her best shape if the people she is hoping will notice her fit frame — men — aren’t taking notice.
While sharing a picture of herself in the gym, the star said, “I feel like I’m doing it for nothing. I know it not [sic] I’m healthy and look good but I really feel like ‘what’s it all for’ if the people you want to notice don’t. I just feel like I might die alone.”
Thankfully though, many of her followers her encouraged her by reminding the star of the importance of taking care of her health not for the gaze of men but for her own benefit.
“Leslie. I’m a minister + I can tell you that everyone dies alone,” said a commenter. “Be healthy for you. Don’t give so much power to men or objects of desire. Be your own romance. Get your own power back. I’m rooting for you.”
“Girl the most important thing is for you to do it because it makes YOU feel good!!” said another. “If people don’t notice and respect that, they are not worthy of your attention. Keep going.”
Jones has been open about her dating struggles in the past. Last summer she joked about having a secret boyfriend on the Conan O’Brien show, saying, “I kind of am seeing someone, but, like, it’s a secret so I don’t want everybody bothering him.”
Just a few weeks later she revealed on Twitter that she was actually still single and wasn’t having the best luck with men. Who can’t relate?