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19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« on: August 20, 2010, 07:17:03 AM »
19 things you should NEVER say to a single person:

1.  It happens when you're not looking. (that's just bull)

2.  There are plenty of fish in the sea. (oh that will make me feel so much better)

3.  So, why are you still single? (and why are you still rude?)

4.  You're too picky. (go ahead & kick me while I'm down)

5.  You'll find the right person for you. (and that's going to make me feel better too)

6.  He's out there. (uh huh)

7.  It was just bad timing. (like its so easy to dismiss a guy on such emotionless & objective reason)

8.  Just have fun with it! (um, don't tell me how to date in my 30s when you got married at 24)

9.  Have you tried online dating? (duh)

10.  He just wasn't the right guy for you. (I know! That's what I'm complaining about!)

11.  Well when my boyfriend & I first met .... (yeah, that really helps to talk about you because I'm SO much like you)

12.  When the time is right you will meet someone. (oh so that explains it all)

13.  Wow, I wish I were single and in your shoes! (really? I'm pretty sure you CAN be single if you want to be. So if you aren't messing with me out of pity - which I think you are - please go for it!)

14. Your turn next [at weddings]  (there's just no response for that)

15.  It will happen when you least expect it (uh huh, that will keep me warm at night)

16.  Some guy will come along and ruin you career/life plans. (umm I'm in my 30s and no one has ruined the last 10 years)

17.  But you're so pretty! Why don't you have a boyfriend? (there's just no polite or graceful way to answer that)

18. It just wasn't meant to be. (and that is just so annoying when heard from the mouths of smug married people)

19.  Well you can have my guy, all he wants to do is watch sports & never cleans up after himself. (single people just hate to be complained to about petty relationship stuff. Maybe I'll just call up your boyfriend & ask him if he wants to grab a beer & watch the Yankee game)

How do you feel when people say these things to you?

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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2010, 07:37:56 AM »
14.  You can always get back at them during funerals by saying the same thing.  ;D

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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2010, 08:07:37 AM »
5.  You'll find the right person for you. (and that's going to make me feel better too)

sesh...WTH sinabi ko eto sa friend  ko anyway....and i think its the only way ;)

guess what ikakasal na siya next month yipeeeeeeeee ...good to hear it worked  :)
 
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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 12:49:42 PM »
14.  You can always get back at them during funerals by saying the same thing.  ;D

I was just about to say the same thing.

These questions/sayings are also especially rude for people who really want to remain single.

There's another one, #20..."You're too intimidating." Super irritating to hear that. Eh kung duwag pala sila, di ko sila kelangan. LOL!

A friend of mine got told this by a guy "friend", plus kelangan daw niya mag-lose ng weight. Kasi men generally like to be more intelligent and they like to be around pretty women so she has to lose weight daw. Sabi ko wag niya iharap sakin yung lalake baka masapak ko...
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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 08:16:15 PM »
I wish the thread starter made the proper attribution to the source of the article. This list was originally published in the Glamour magazine blog: http://www.glamour.com/sex-love-life/blogs/single-ish/2010/04/19-things-you-should-never-say.html
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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2010, 08:24:55 PM »
^Yes, give credit where credit is due, please.

SNOOKY,  some of the  19 Things to NEVER Say -- I HAVE SAID to single people.  When I said those things, I meant to be helpful, and/or  to empathize say with their pain/loneliness .... perhaps, words may be inadequate most of the time, given certain circumstances, like death... but there, how to express one's empathy or good intentions/encouragement?

WHAT would single people like their friends TO SAY instead?
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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2010, 09:07:58 PM »
19 things you should NEVER say to a single person:

3.  So, why are you still single? (and why are you still rude?)

TAMAAAAA!!!!

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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2010, 10:11:59 PM »
@yaelski18 thanks for citing the source. I just got it from email

@aquacharly di ko rin alam the right things to say hehe. In my experience i'm usually straight forward to my friends - dress sexier, be flirtier ... things like that

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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2010, 05:22:02 AM »
4.  You're too picky.

na-ah. we can decide whom to be with. it's not always bein picky!
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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2010, 10:32:33 AM »
There's another one, #20..."You're too intimidating." Super irritating to hear that. Eh kung duwag pala sila, di ko sila kelangan. LOL!

so kirek! LOL.. kakaloka.. parang "ok, thank you a.. ang honest mo talaga.. e ano ngayon teh?" hahahaha!
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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2010, 08:20:38 PM »
i've been always told about number 17. still don't know the proper answer to that.
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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2010, 10:01:12 AM »
To quote from the article:
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So, why are you single?
“I generally dislike this question. I mean honestly, if I knew why, I don’t think I would be single right now, now would I?!” —Erica

I've adopted this stance. Kasi naman adik yung mga nagtatanong niyan.
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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2010, 07:36:17 PM »
Eto mas worse: and sa dad ko pa mismo nanggaling..  "tomboy ka ba??" lol:))
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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2010, 07:04:22 AM »
^ya another good one

pag single ng matagal pagkakamalan talaga ng gay or lesbian

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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2010, 11:44:01 AM »
Eto mas worse: and sa dad ko pa mismo nanggaling..  "tomboy ka ba??" lol:))

Sasagot ko dyan, "OO!"
Kaso baka hindi tumigil, tapos bigyan pa ako ng babae para lang makita na hindi ako single. Inay.
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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2010, 10:56:05 PM »
an aunt told me,"bakit wala kang boyfriend?kapag wala kang boyfriend pangit ka"... I'm on the verge of answering,"wala nga akong boyfriend,pangit nga ako,pero may pera naman ako,hindi ako umaasa sa magulang ko,at hindi ako palamunin.hindi tulad ng mga anak mo at mga asawa nila na dapat ay nagta-trabaho na,pero umaasa pa rin sa iyo".

it may sound evil..but hey,it's the truth..
I just realized I am not meant to be somebody's "someone" nor anyone's "The One";I am "The Only One" and I am meant for no one but "me,myself,and I".

I am the Black Swan.

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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2010, 01:44:04 AM »
^wag mo na patulan sis.

be proud that you made it on your own without having to be a parasite to your family or dependent on a man.

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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2010, 10:31:41 AM »
^yup sis. it's not really my fault that she's struggling financially. it's not a also a mistake to remain single.
I just realized I am not meant to be somebody's "someone" nor anyone's "The One";I am "The Only One" and I am meant for no one but "me,myself,and I".

I am the Black Swan.

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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2010, 10:42:11 AM »
3.  So, why are you still single? (and why are you still rude?)

I hate it when people ask this! Sobrang rude nga.
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Re: 19 things you should NEVER say to a single person
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2010, 09:49:29 PM »
^I hate that question too. as annoying as "bakit ang tahimik mo?" question.

yung no. 17, common phrase na talaga yan. pero marami talagang pretty and decent girls na single til now.

 

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