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being single forever

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I’m not the one who has been personally single forever but one of my best friends has and after hearing her complain about the way the world talks to her, I made an important decision long ago: I’m not saying a word about her perpetual single status. She doesn’t need it. She gets enough unsolicited feedback from everybody else. If a woman approaches forty and hasn’t yet had a significant relationship—like a multi-year one where she lived with a partner and all of that—people start to talk. Her singleness is an issue that must be solved or at the very least a fascinating topic to be analyzed and assessed. Lucky her. I feel the conversation around a single man of that age goes something like this: “We just need to find someone good enough for him.” Meanwhile, that same conversation about a woman goes something like this: “What’s wrong with her?” Here are infuriating things people say when you’re forever single.


“There’s more to life than relationships”

Gee, what a relief. Also, what a pile of BS. We all know that human relationships are what make life worth living. Those don’t have to be romantic, but ultimately, intimacy is one of the best things in life and romantic relationships are the most intimate. So, this is just a rude lie.

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