Thursday, 8 June 2017

Things single people hate hearing

Things single people hate hearing
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Yes, I know, here we go again. Woe is me and my eternally single gal about town lifestyle where my biggest issue isn’t the yearning to be loved by another but trying to find plus ones for restaurant reviews. Boo hoo, sobs, etc.

There are a lot of things single people hate hearing and it’s not because we resent our well-meaning and usually coupled up friends (I’m sure they’re having a great time spending their weekends together in IKEA and the like) but it’s usually it’s how frequently you hear things that starts to grate. As you can probably imagine, I’m writing this with my tongue placed firmly in my cheek, but y’know, feel free to stop with the below.

You’ll be next
Well, that just makes it sound like a threat, doesn’t it? When it’s said like that, it makes me want to take myself out of Cupid’s queue and join the waiting list at Cat’s Protection.

It will happen when you least expect it
I’m 25 and struggle to make it past date four, trust me when I say that I’m not walking around expecting Prince Charming to rock up on his noble steed at a moment’s notice.

Do you really want to date the type of guys who are on dating sites though?
I sincerely hope you don’t say the same to your male friends, what with the ‘type of girl’ on dating sites BEING ME. I know quite a few absolutely delightful male friends on dating sites so I just need to find a girl like myself and meet her friends. Job done.

Can I set you up with my friend?
Whilst I (clearly) need all the help I can get, and I am very grateful for all blind date offers, please consider more than simply ‘she’s nice/he’s nice’ as the grounds for a date.

You should apply for First Dates
Already have. You can read about my efforts here.

You’re too picky
I beg to differ (please see my track record as evidence). When your checklist merely consists of not cheating, replying to messages in a reasonable time frame and being willing to come to blogger events (where free food and drink is often included), I wouldn’t say that made me picky, I’d say that made me an absolute catch.

You’re trying too hard
But if you don’t put yourself out there, you won’t get anywhere, right? If you’ve made it through school and university without meeting ‘the one’, simply going to work and going home again doesn’t expose you to new people and no amount of believing in fate will change that. In 2017, you need to be a little more proactive when it comes to your own destiny as sitting around at home in your PJs might get you Netflix but it won’t get you chill.

So, have you got a boyfriend yet?
Trust me when I say that if I got to the stage in a relationship where we were putting labels on it, you would know about it as I’d be #luckygirl-ing all over my Instagram.



So, are there singletons out there who hear the same things as me on the regular? Or have you read this and thought of someone you want to set me up with? Let me know in the comments.
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