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16 "Compliments" You Should Stop Giving To Single Women

"How has nobody snatched you up yet?!"

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1. "You're so nice! Why hasn't anyone snatched you up yet?"

Listen, I get it, but did you ever stop to consider that maybe I'm the one who's not choosing anyone? Being single can be a choice, you know. It's not always something that people are forced to accept.
The CW

Listen, I get it, but did you ever stop to consider that maybe I'm the one who's not choosing anyone? Being single can be a choice, you know. It's not always something that people are forced to accept.

2. "It must be nice not having anyone telling you what to do."

Okay, this one is absurd. But also, are you in the type of relationship where you and your partner feel like you "own" each other? That doesn't seem healthy.
NBC

Okay, this one is absurd. But also, are you in the type of relationship where you and your partner feel like you "own" each other? That doesn't seem healthy.

3. "You're so brave."

Firefighters and bungee jumpers are brave. I'm just living my life.
NBC

Firefighters and bungee jumpers are brave. I'm just living my life.

4. "Women who play hard to get are more interesting for men."

CBS

Two things: First, do you think all single women pretend to not like dating in order to manipulate men into being attracted to them? Second, you know not all women want to be liked by men, right?

5. "But you have so much to offer!"

Why can't a woman be professional, athletic, fun, or successful without sharing it with another person?
NBC

Why can't a woman be professional, athletic, fun, or successful without sharing it with another person?

6. "I envy your lack of responsibilities."

If you're not interested in marriage or having kids, this is something you hear A LOT. Apparently you only truly understand responsibility when you raise a kid. Keeping yourself alive doesn't count.
VH1

If you're not interested in marriage or having kids, this is something you hear A LOT. Apparently you only truly understand responsibility when you raise a kid. Keeping yourself alive doesn't count.

7. "It's great that you're waiting for the perfect one."

I'm not waiting for anything. I mean, except for lunch, I guess. I'm pretty excited about lunch.
Bravo

I'm not waiting for anything. I mean, except for lunch, I guess. I'm pretty excited about lunch.

8. "Men are intimidated by your independence."

Not only is this a non-compliment for women, but it's ALSO not very flattering for men, since you're portraying them as oafs who are incapable of seeing women as human beings who can be their own bosses.
NBC

Not only is this a non-compliment for women, but it's ALSO not very flattering for men, since you're portraying them as oafs who are incapable of seeing women as human beings who can be their own bosses.

9. "Wow. You've got it easy."

VH1

If you think the only problems a woman can have are with her partner, you're wrong. Single women are just as capable of going through tough times, and it can have nothing to do with other people.

10. "Don't worry, you seem like you're handling it well."

This phrase is generally said with a deep pain, as if being single were the worst tragedy on Earth.
MTV

This phrase is generally said with a deep pain, as if being single were the worst tragedy on Earth.

11. "You must party all day and night, right?"

Right, because women can only control themselves when a partner is watching over them. No.
Endemol

Right, because women can only control themselves when a partner is watching over them. No.

12. "You're still young. You've got time."

Warner Bros.

So when I'm older, I'll lose my right to be single? Sorry, but is this supposed to make me feel better?

13. "Don't worry, if you don't have children, you'll have nieces and nephews."

Another myth of romantic love: Only women in relationships can have children.
CBS

Another myth of romantic love: Only women in relationships can have children.

14. "It's easier to be a single woman than it is to be a single man."

Televisa

The implication being that single women can get sex anytime they want, right? What a fantastic non-compliment.

15. "Well, at least you have a great job."

"At least? AT LEAST?!" How is having a good career not enough for you?!
RCA

"At least? AT LEAST?!" How is having a good career not enough for you?!

16. "I don't know how you do it. I couldn't turn my emotions off like that."

Being single doesn't mean you're incapable of falling in love. In fact, sometimes it means you've got even more love to share with important people like friends and family. <3
Fox

Being single doesn't mean you're incapable of falling in love. In fact, sometimes it means you've got even more love to share with important people like friends and family. <3

This post was translated from Spanish.

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