No doubt if you are single, you have been asked why you are single. By someone who is not single. Every gal reacts differently when she hears this Q—and if you’re the one in the hot seat, you may feel anything from annoyance to anguish to stress to apathy. Hopefully it doesn’t bother you too much, because that may mean you are self-conscious or upset about your status—which you shouldn’t be! And while there is no one correct answer to this question, there is only one tone to take when you answer it—and that’s with confidence! Here are some options for how to respond…

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“I just haven’t met the right guy yet. I’m looking for someone who brings as much to the table as I do.” This answer should earn some respect. It says, “I have a head on my shoulders and I won’t settle just for the sake of settling.”

“Honestly? I spent too much time with the wrong guy, and now I work too much. But I’m fixing that.” This one makes no apologies. It’s realistic. It comes off as confident but also a little humble. Anyway, everyone makes mistakes!

“If I knew the answer, I might not be single, and that would be your loss!” Say this to a guy if you want to flirt with him. Sassy!

“Actually, I like being single. I’m in charge of my schedule and I don’t have to compromise on anything.” Don’t get too defensive, but if you enjoy the single life, this might be a good way to answer.

“Darling, I haven’t found someone worthy of me.” You have to wink after this one in order to show that you don’t take yourself too seriously.

“Well, I’m waiting for the kind of loving gentleman that you were lucky enough to find.” This will get your girlfriend off your back. It tells her you understand you should be looking for quality and she needs to stop worrying. Also, it flatters her.


“Oh, I don’t know. Suppose it doesn’t help that underneath my clothes my entire body is covered in scales.”__ Say this if you’re starring in Bridget Jones! (One of my favorites!)

Whatever answer you give, believe what you say when you say it. Use a confident tone that has an air of finality about it and says, “End of discussion. Next topic!” People will follow your very singular and awesome lead.

How do you answer the why-are-you-single question?

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