18 Self-Destructive Things Single People Need To Stop Doing Right Now

Seriously. Just stop it. There’s enough of that behavior on VH1’s Wicked Single, debuting on — you guessed it — St. Patrick’s Day 2013.

1. Pre-gaming at home, then showing up to the club brimming with wine and despair

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2. Grasping at straws

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3. Assuming everyone wants a piece of your action

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4. Making wishing/hoping/praying your #1 dating strategy

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Make no mistake, this applies to dudes too.

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5. Second-guessing yourself

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6. Winning drinking contests

(Because ultimately, nobody wins.)

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7. Trying to ooze sexiness in all the mundane things you do

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8. Waiting and waiting and waiting for them to text you back

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9. Not making the second move

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10. Constantly bitching about being single

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11. Cock-blocking / Clam-jamming

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12. Seeing everything as a metaphor* for how single you are.

(*We are aware that this is a simile, not a metaphor. This is just like our last relationship where… never mind.)

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13. Constantly dwelling on what might have been.

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14. Reading a little too much into everything

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15. Freaking out and hiding from your ex

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16. Having impossibly high standards

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17. Settling

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18. Acting like this.

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