"So Just Why ARE You Single, Anyway?"

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"So Just Why ARE You Single Anyway?" "Well, If You MUST Know, It's..."

  • Because SOMEONE has to be the slightly unwashed, token single person at family reunions.

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seoulsearch

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Hey Peeps,

Does anyone ELSE get asked this question, ever??? ("Buelller... Bueller... ?")

Some people mean well; others assume that you must be single because you have the plague or are somehow too subhuman to ever possibly attract someone. :rolleyes:

I know we've had some threads asking this before, but I say, let's have some fun with this! :D

What are some of the most clever, amusing, and *gasp* even truthful answers you've given when asked The Question That Everyone Always Asks (especially at church potlucks and family reunions)?

Give me a few--I'm going to write a poll with some pre-made answers just for the fun of it. :)

However, all answers, from silly to serious, are welcome. As always, marrieds are welcome to give their input, too (after all, they were probably single once too, and/or might now be watching their single children being asked the same thing.)

On a serious note: I would never write off a real possibility to end my single-dom in the future if the right person came along. However, I must admit that as time has gone by, God seems to have put it more on my heart (for the time being, at least) to look out for other singles rather than work so hard at trying to find a relationship myself.

However, if He alters the plan... I'm thinking He'll let me know (hopefully by introducing me to the right guy.) :D

So what answer do YOU give when people ask you why you're single?

(The poll is going to be multiple choice and, just for the fun of it, I'm going to make it so that we can see each others' answers... Just because I think it's fun to catch a glimpse of other people's sense of humor.) :D

Feel free to participate in the poll, but please don't let that be a substitute for sharing your comments and answers in the thread as well! :)
 
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CaptainGoat

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I was single when I was born and nothing has changed! I understand what you say. I was once told because I was nearing 40 and still single that there was something wrong with me. Was implying mentally as in thinking. I know the gentleman was giving the best advice he knew and I didnt mind as he lived in a country where most people marry in their twenties.
It is weird I'm single for so long but I feel the Lord has delayed it as I've been serving others. I'm not very good at it.
 

Lynx

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I like that fourth one because a lot of people talk about Finding The One as though it's something easily done, something I should have seen to long ago. Yeah, there must be something very wrong with me if I haven't stumbled into a marriage yet. I mean really, the perfect match for me is everywhere, how could I have NOT met some lady that I just have to marry by now?

What really amuses me is, the person at work who is most vocal about me needing to get married is a woman who has been married three times and is currently single. Yeah, like I'm gonna take her advice. :rolleyes:
 
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Yahweh_is_gracious

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I'm single because as much as I like the IDEA of a relationship, the reality of a relationship fails to keep my interest.

I'm single because I never met a woman I was over the moon about. I always had to settle, and that's not right.

I'm single because I feel as though I am meant to be. Singledom gives me a sharpness of focus I've never had when coupled.

I'm single because, well, there aren't many women looking for a chubby manlet with no personal goals who's only purpose for living is taking care of his dying father.

I'm single because I get a sick kick out of people questioning my sexuality or thinking I might be a violent deviant.
 
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Zi

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In a nutshell, I'm single because when I chose men, well I shortly thereafter found myself to be single again. So, I had decided years ago to let the good Lord lead me if He so chooses to do so because my selector was way off.
 
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CaptainGoat

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Awwww! Wait patiently for a passing man and grab one!
 

Tommy379

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I reckon because marrying someone else would be adultery.
 

Odelschwanck

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No women like me and I don't like any particular women at the moment.
 
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CaptainGoat

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No women like me and I don't like any particular women at the moment.
There are some fantastic women out there. :) Be encouraged.
Women... There some fantastic men too!

Oh dear. I'm sounding like a dating agency!!!
 
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Galatea

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Sometimes, my students ask me why I am still single. I don't mind them asking, because they are just genuinely interested in all the details of their teachers' lives. I have a few stock answers: "Because I'm a vampire", "Because I'm too bossy", "Because I'm an alien". I think I should combine them into one answer "Because I'm a bossy vampire alien." This is usually followed by suggestions to join Farmersonly.com or ChristianMingle or eHarmony.
 

Tommy379

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Sometimes, my students ask me why I am still single. I don't mind them asking, because they are just genuinely interested in all the details of their teachers' lives. I have a few stock answers: "Because I'm a vampire", "Because I'm too bossy", "Because I'm an alien". I think I should combine them into one answer "Because I'm a bossy vampire alien." This is usually followed by suggestions to join Farmersonly.com or ChristianMingle or eHarmony.
When I was in Junior high, I was madly in love with my 8th grade English teacher. She was single, I use to stay after class to clean her chalkboards. On the last day of school she announced she had gotten engaged. I was devastated. She was in her 30s back then. I just know she was a good wife to that guy.
 

Susanna

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I'm single because I'm crazy. It would be close to a felony framing someone into marrying me.
 

Tommy379

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I'm single because I'm crazy. It would be close to a felony framing someone into marrying me.
Oh bullcrap. I bet you're a good woman thats full of lovin.
 
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Galatea

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When I was in Junior high, I was madly in love with my 8th grade English teacher. She was single, I use to stay after class to clean her chalkboards. On the last day of school she announced she had gotten engaged. I was devastated. She was in her 30s back then. I just know she was a good wife to that guy.
It's a common thing, a rite of passage, I guess. They don't teach us in education classes how to deal with students who have crushes on us. The best thing I've found is to pretend like I don't know and try to emphasize the fact to them that I think of them as my kids, and that I love them like a mother.
 

Tommy379

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It's a common thing, a rite of passage, I guess. They don't teach us in education classes how to deal with students who have crushes on us. The best thing I've found is to pretend like I don't know and try to emphasize the fact to them that I think of them as my kids, and that I love them like a mother.
Miss Rice knew how to deal with it..... she got her chalkboard washed everyday for a year.
 

seoulsearch

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May 23, 2009
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I'm single because I'm crazy. It would be close to a felony framing someone into marrying me.
I can relate to this.

I have a pretty tough time convincing potential companions that once I take my (straight) jacket off, I can be a pretty amusing date.
 
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CaptainGoat

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I can relate to this.

I have a pretty tough time convincing potential companions that once I take my (straight) jacket off, I can be a pretty amusing date.
Oh dear! :/
 

Tommy379

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I can relate to this.

I have a pretty tough time convincing potential companions that once I take my (straight) jacket off, I can be a pretty amusing date.
Do you have a problem going out with a guy you have to sign out of a padded room?
 
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Yahweh_is_gracious

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I'm single because I'm crazy. It would be close to a felony framing someone into marrying me.
Define "crazy". How far north of the hot/crazy line are you?

I'm curious. Most women won't admit they are crazy. They like to say they are "emotionally complex".