Enough Said: 30 Things Single People Are Sick Of Hearing

what not to say to a single person

Do you often find yourself putting your foot in your mouth? Have you said things to a friend or family member that totally pissed them off? No worries – we all do it. There are just certain things that rub people the wrong way and how are you supposed to know what those things are? Well, when it comes to your single friends or family members, we're going to help you out. There are a number of things you can say that will make single people absolutely cringe. To avoid saying any one of these things, check out the following thirty statements that single people absolutely cannot stand:

  1. “Don’t worry, you’ll find the right person eventually”
  2. “I know your time will come”
  3. “How hasn’t anyone grabbed you up?”
  4. “When can we expect grandchildren?”
  5. “You should join this singles’ group”
  6. “You should check out this great singles bar”
  7. “You get better tax breaks when your married”
  8. “Do you ever think of getting serious about someone and settling down?”
  9. “Is this your boyfriend/girlfriend?”
  10. “Have you prayed about it?”
  11. “You’ll find your soul mate soon”
  12. “When you are ready, God will send the right person”
  13. “That’s why you’re still single”
  14. “You will meet someone when you least expect it”
  15. “What kind of interests are you putting on your profile?”
  16. “You should use INSERT COLOGNE/PERFUME HERE. It’s a magnet for INSERT WOMEN/MEN HERE.”
  17. “You’ve got to meet my friend—you guys would totally click”
  18. “Do you ever get lonely?”
  19. “You must have so much time on your hands”
  20. “I wish I were still single”
  21. “Are you putting yourself out there?”
  22. “What are you doing to meet people?”
  23. “My friend’s single—should I hook you two up?”
  24. “I don’t know how you do it”
  25. “Just keep putting yourself out there and you’ll find the right person”
  26. “Are you okay being the third (or fifth) wheel?”
  27. “Can I play matchmaker?”
  28. “Maybe you’re too picky”
  29. “Have you read this dating book/seen this movie about dating?”
  30. “When was the last time you went on a date?”

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