Ever notice this happen? (m)

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Ever notice this happen? (m)
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Thu, 06-12-2003 - 4:32pm
Have you ever been talking to someone (friends, coworkers, etc) and when the question about your relationship status comes up, and you say you aren't dating anyone, they ask "why not"?

I had a coworker ask me that the other day. Is being single so uncommon these days? What does everyone think?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 06-12-2003 - 4:58pm
That happens occasionally, and I usually try to come up with some really absurd answer just so I don't have to be rude and say "it's none of your business."
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Thu, 06-12-2003 - 8:38pm
There will always be people who make thoughtless comments. The fun is in trying to come back with a good comeback such as "I'm looking for someone who won't just want me for my trust fund" or "most men are turned off when they find out I have 6 children" - or simply "why do you ask?" or "because you haven't set me up with Mr Right yet" - where i live - NYC being single is not at all uncommon but that doesn't mean the question does not get asked.
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Thu, 06-12-2003 - 11:03pm
Here's my typical response:

A few weeks ago, my students asked me why I wasn't married. I replied with "Because my prince charming hasn't asked me yet." Then a couple of students took it further, asking who my prince charming was. I said "I don't know, I haven't met him yet." To which they replied that I was going to marry a duck and have duck children (but it was going to be a male duck, not a female duck). I also should add that I have a thing for ducks, and they know that.

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Registered: 05-28-2003
Fri, 06-13-2003 - 3:32pm
I don't think it's uncommon, I think that many people can't imagine (or even live with) themselves being single, so then can't imagine why in the world anyone else would want to be.

I usually tell people "Because boys are from the devil. Boys, and foozball". =P