• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every persons position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

Single people: Does this happen to you too?

Josie

No Day But Today
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Mar 25, 2010
Messages
39,220
Reaction score
21,002
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Libertarian - Right
Around the holidays when I see family that I usually don't see on a daily basis, it never fails - someone always says "Are you married yet?" or "You're never getting married, are ya?" or "I know the PERFECT guy for you!" (when that family member barely knows you in the first place).

Blah.

I'm content being single at the moment. Why can't people just lay off? :crazy3:
 

Thorgasm

Bus Driver to Hell
DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 4, 2005
Messages
69,460
Reaction score
15,332
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Very Conservative
Around the holidays when I see family that I usually don't see on a daily basis, it never fails - someone always says "Are you married yet?" or "You're never getting married, are ya?" or "I know the PERFECT guy for you!" (when that family member barely knows you in the first place).

Blah.

I'm content being single at the moment. Why can't people just lay off? :crazy3:

On my wife's side for years one of her cousins was always asking when we were going to have kids. I told him I thought we were doing it wrong. :lol:
 

TacticalEvilDan

Shankmasta Killa
DP Veteran
Joined
Feb 16, 2008
Messages
10,443
Reaction score
4,479
Location
Western NY and Geneva, CH
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Other
Around the holidays when I see family that I usually don't see on a daily basis, it never fails - someone always says "Are you married yet?" or "You're never getting married, are ya?" or "I know the PERFECT guy for you!" (when that family member barely knows you in the first place).

Blah.

I'm content being single at the moment. Why can't people just lay off? :crazy3:

I can go you one better.

After 10 months of trying unsuccessfully to get my wife pregnant, my mother-in-law took me aside to give me advice on how to improve my chances of success.

I stopped her and asked, "Why are you teaching me how to **** your baby girl?"

Dead silence, jaw hanging in the wind.

:lol:
 

Your Star

Rage More!
DP Veteran
Joined
May 15, 2010
Messages
27,241
Reaction score
19,930
Location
Georgia
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Progressive
Not really. Though I'm sure that will change once I get older.
 

spud_meister

Veni, vidi, dormivi!
Dungeon Master
DP Veteran
Joined
Nov 6, 2009
Messages
36,134
Reaction score
21,531
Location
Didjabringabeeralong
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Communist
I can't say I've ever had someone say they know the perfect guy for me.
 

CaptainCourtesy

I'm a Jedi Master, Yo
DP Veteran
Joined
May 19, 2006
Messages
156,720
Reaction score
53,490
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
I have very little contact with family, so it mostly comes from married friends. When they ask, "why are you still single", my response is, "I don't know, why are you still married"? They have no idea how to respond, and it usually stops them in their tracks.
 

digsbe

Truth will set you free
Moderator
DP Veteran
Joined
May 13, 2009
Messages
20,229
Reaction score
14,235
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Other
It does get very annoying. Why do people care? Why can't I be single and happy? People have the assumption that one must have "someone" to be happy, and they worry if you go through prolonged single phases.
 

spud_meister

Veni, vidi, dormivi!
Dungeon Master
DP Veteran
Joined
Nov 6, 2009
Messages
36,134
Reaction score
21,531
Location
Didjabringabeeralong
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Communist
Because there is no perfect guy for you. How can some one one up you?

I have very little contact with family, so it mostly comes from married friends. When they ask, "why are you still single", my response is, "I don't know, why are you still married"? They have no idea how to respond, and it usually stops them in their tracks.

You could be my perfect guy CC. :mrgreen:
 

molten_dragon

Anti-Hypocrite
DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 24, 2009
Messages
10,309
Reaction score
4,927
Location
Southeast Michigan
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Slightly Liberal
I never got that, but my wife and I get the 'when are you going to have kids' ALL the time. From everyone.
 

TacticalEvilDan

Shankmasta Killa
DP Veteran
Joined
Feb 16, 2008
Messages
10,443
Reaction score
4,479
Location
Western NY and Geneva, CH
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Other
It does get very annoying. Why do people care? Why can't I be single and happy? People have the assumption that one must have "someone" to be happy, and they worry if you go through prolonged single phases.

It's not that you can't be happy single, it's that they're happy not being single, and want you to have that happiness too.

Well, that and the fact that we're socialized to be happy doing certain things because they ensure the perpetuation of the society of which we are a part.
 

molten_dragon

Anti-Hypocrite
DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 24, 2009
Messages
10,309
Reaction score
4,927
Location
Southeast Michigan
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Slightly Liberal
Tell them you are trying to have puppies first.






Purrrrs

Earlier this year for April Fools Day my wife and I called up my parents and hers and told them my wife was a month pregnant. They both fell for it hook line and sinker. We didn't set them straight til the next day.

For some reason, they didn't think it was nearly as funny as my wife and I did.
 

UtahBill

DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 30, 2005
Messages
18,264
Reaction score
6,648
Location
Utah
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Moderate
Earlier this year for April Fools Day my wife and I called up my parents and hers and told them my wife was a month pregnant. They both fell for it hook line and sinker. We didn't set them straight til the next day.

For some reason, they didn't think it was nearly as funny as my wife and I did.
could be some wills are being re-written right about now...:2razz:
 

Laila

DP Veteran
Joined
Aug 20, 2008
Messages
10,100
Reaction score
2,990
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Liberal
Around the holidays when I see family that I usually don't see on a daily basis, it never fails - someone always says "Are you married yet?" or "You're never getting married, are ya?" or "I know the PERFECT guy for you!" (when that family member barely knows you in the first place).

Blah.

I'm content being single at the moment. Why can't people just lay off? :crazy3:

Not even single and I get the exact same thing. "When are you going to have children", "When will you be married, soon you will be old and no man will want you"

And my personal favourite is the questions about the fertility of me and my partner :roll:
 

Thorgasm

Bus Driver to Hell
DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 4, 2005
Messages
69,460
Reaction score
15,332
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Very Conservative
Earlier this year for April Fools Day my wife and I called up my parents and hers and told them my wife was a month pregnant. They both fell for it hook line and sinker. We didn't set them straight til the next day.

For some reason, they didn't think it was nearly as funny as my wife and I did.

You took their grandkids away from them. :2razz:




Puurrrrrrs
 

TheGirlNextDoor


DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 21, 2009
Messages
20,027
Reaction score
7,646
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Other
I was married once upon a time for 15 years and I have kids, so the only thing family and friends bug me about is when they think they need to 'set me up' with someone. :roll:

If anyone related to me is reading this - just don't. :naughty
 

Jetboogieman

Somewhere in Babylon
Moderator
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 12, 2010
Messages
31,332
Reaction score
34,770
Location
Somewhere in Babylon...
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
I can go you one better.

After 10 months of trying unsuccessfully to get my wife pregnant, my mother-in-law took me aside to give me advice on how to improve my chances of success.

I stopped her and asked, "Why are you teaching me how to **** your baby girl?"

Dead silence, jaw hanging in the wind.

:lol:

DP Gold.

DP Gold.

Well Done Sir :applaud
 
Top Bottom