Everyone I know on earth: “So. How’s it going? Are you dating anyone?”
Still single me: Sigh….”No, I’m not dating anyone at the moment. Yes, I’m still single. No, there are not prospects in the foreseeable future or the requisite 15 mile radius. And, yes, I’m fine.”
Me: “No, really. I’m happy and content on most days with being single. Why? Do you know someone?”
Them: “Oh, goodness no. You don’t want to date any of my friends! They’re so (fill in the blank with some incredibly strange or terrible character flaw)!”
Me thinking inwardly to myself: Why do you have friends like that?
Does this conversation sound familiar? I know I’m not the only one who feels like I’m constantly defending my singleness on a daily basis.