People Share The Best Responses To The Question 'Why Are You Still Single?'
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Let's be real here: people can be nosy. We all know it's true. We also know nosy people ask nosy questions.

Sometimes, the intent isn't malicious, but that doesn't make the questions any less hurtful.

Other times, the question's intention is clearly meant to embarrass or demean. One of the rudest questions that come of this question is asking why you are still single.

There is nothing wrong with being single, whether it's by choice or not, but you would never know, thanks to the number of times this question gets thrown around. What we need is a response that would shut them down and stop them cold, so you'll never get asked the questions again -- at least, not by the same person.

That was probably the thought behind the question Redditor Bright-Dig-6665 asked:

"What is the best response to "Why are you still single?""

There were some truly inspired responses!

The Movie Line

"Go full on Cher from Clueless: "you see how picky I am about my shoes, and they only go on my feet!"

– FifiLaFifi


"I was thinking “all my fiancé’s keep dying.”"

– ArltheCrazy


"I have the social skills of a spoon"

– Its-Slammin


"Just lucky, I guess!"

– malachai926

Rude Comment for a Rude Question

"My response last time was "How are you not?""

– Scooby-seriouslydont

The Commiseration

"So that you don’t feel left out."

– Herdzikberg

The Freak Out Kick Out

"Who the f**k are you? Get the hell out of my house!"

– Buleflavoredpickle


"The voices in my head tend to get jealous very easily"

– generictrashlady

Because I Know Better

"When my sister got married, my niece, 17, asked me, "How does it feel to be the only one of your siblings not married?"

"I simply replied, "Well, unlike them I have standards." Her father, my brother, was right there :)"

– JMCatron

It's My Life

"Because having another adult who has any say in the course of my adult life is obnoxious"

– HouseMDeezNuts

That last one is appropriately pointed. Any of these responses are sure to get those nosy people off your back. I can't wait to try a couple out myself!

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