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30 of the Worst Things To Hear When You're Single  

Casey Cavanagh
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Being single can be tough. Even if you are independent and happy with your singledom, many people seem to forget that being single can actually be a choice. An increasing number of people are (fortunately) realizing that settling down with the wrong person or latching onto a relationship for fear of being alone is never worth it. But just because you are generally okay with being single doesn't mean you don't experience moments, however fleeting, when you wish you weren't. After all, finding your soulmate and falling in love sounds appealing to just about anyone – whether or not they are willing to admit it.

From family gatherings to trying to make plans with your friends, sometimes being single invites a lot of frustrating comments and questions from those around you. While you know they aren't trying to be rude, there a handful of things most single people are tired of hearing. Below are the 30 most annoying things to hear when you are single. 
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You Need to Put Yourself Out There More.
You Need to Put Yourself Out T... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 30 of the Worst Things To Hear When You're Single
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What? Out where? Where else have I been putting myself? It's not like I have been hiding!
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It'll Happen When You Least Expect It.
It'll Happen When You Least Ex... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 30 of the Worst Things To Hear When You're Single
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Well, considering my expectations have dropped pretty low at this point, and I haven't been expecting anything for quite some time, it's must be a matter of minutes...
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Do You Ever Get Lonely?
Do You Ever Get Lonely? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 30 of the Worst Things To Hear When You're Single
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Asking a single person if they ever get lonely is like asking a homeless person if they ever get hungry. The answer is a glaringly obvious "YES!" and is not only rude and inappropriate to ask, but also makes you look like a complete jerk.
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I Think You're Being Too Picky.
I Think You're Being Too Picky... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 30 of the Worst Things To Hear When You're Single
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I am not picking out a new phone cover. I am picking out a person that I could potentially spend the rest of my life with. I don't think being too selective is a bad thing in this case. Sorry.
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