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When Your ‘Committed’ Friend Decides To Comment About Your Single Status: What You Say Vs What You Want To Say

“Stop looking and your prince charming will magically appear someday” and other dumb unsought advice that committed people bequeath upon their single friends with a kind of smug inanity that the latter hate! Here’s how the singles respond to such platitudes vs what they actually are dying to say to their ‘well meaning’ committed friend!

1. “But you are such a nice girl. I would have dated you!”

What you say: “Aww. Such a sweet thing to say!”

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What you want to say: “If dating dim-wits like you was all that I wanted, I would be looking for therapy and not advice, you b*tch!”

2. “Why don’t you give Tinder a shot? The whole world’s on it!”

What you say: “Yeah, but how trustworthy is online dating?”


What you want to say: “I have been on Tinder since the day it was launched and now have a Ph. D. in predicting when exactly the unsolicited d*ck pic is going to arrive in your inbox!”

3. “I think you are being too finicky. May be it is time for you to experiment.”

What you say: “I think you are right!”

What you want to say: “… because it’s the same thing like ordering a mojito instead of the regular iced tea, right?!!”

4. “May be you are trying too hard. That scares men away.”

What you say: “So, you mean, I should play it cool?”

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What you want to say: “Yep. Just like people trying too hard to get a hike scare their bosses away. This is such great advice!”

5. “I think, you should try not being on the lookout for a while.”

What you say: “Who told you I was on the lookout? Oh! I just did!”

What you want to say: “Don’t you know, I just love doing that?! It’s kinda, my thing. I think, even after I do find someone, I will keep looking, because hey! Isn’t that rad!”

6. “Don’t you have a nice friend you could trust and get them to set you up with someone?”

What you say: “Yeah, whatever!”

What you want to say: “Hello, friend!”

Suggested read: What you say about your ex vs what you really mean

7. “The bar is not a place where you will bump into ‘the one’!”

What you say: “I am not trying to fish men in bars?!!!”

What you want to say: “Didn’t you just suggest I try a website, where men post mirror selfies every 5 minutes and also share a list of their favorite dishes with a ‘tongue’ smiley?!!!”

8. “Why is this even a problem? There are issues of peace and conflict, and global warming, of course. That’s where you should put your mind.”

What you say: “#@$%^(In jest!)”

What you want to say: “#@$^(In anything but jest!). Also, why don’t you give me your catch in charity because small basic steps towards peace will ripple out into a huge global wave for harmony?!!!”

9. “You cannot find love. Love finds you!”

What you say: “Where did you read that?”

What you want to say: “Love seems to suck at GPSing then!”

10. “How about developing a hobby instead?”

What you say: “Wha-a—at does that even mean?!

What you actually say: “You mean something like, offering sh*tty advice to people who abso-f*cking-lutely don’t need it?” #Ouch

11. “Quantity brings quality. Why don’t you go on a, say thousand dates, and just have a good time?”

What you say: “That’s the uniquest advice I have got so far”

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What you want to say: “…but it won’t work either coz I have literally gone on a thousand dates, but ‘having a good time’? Now that’s a different saga!”

12. “Stop sleeping around if you want a good guy in your life!”

What you say: “So what’s the point of it all?”

What you want to say: “… NO, I REALLY WANT TO KNOW?!!!!!”

If you do receive very little comfort from these banal pearls of wisdom that your coupled friends shower upon you, I say you speak your mind instead! “Stop trying so hard” to not punch them in the face if need be! 😉

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When Your Committed Friend Decides To Comment About Your Single Status: What You Say Vs What You Want To Say
When your committed friend starts giving you advice on how to go about finding 'the one.'
Riya Roy

Riya Roy

“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.” This Isaac Asimov line, embraces my love for writing in the finest and most desperate way that it is and should be! I was tormented by the earnestness of the written word not very early in my journey. But once smitten, it has helped me devour life twice over; savoring the moment and indulging in its memories. As a flâneuse, I wander to understand the intricacies of human relationships. Realizing that, they are just different manifestations of the same feeling of love, has been my greatest learning. I seek to share its opulence through the words I type.