Survey Says…

by Yvonne Chase on December 20, 2011

One Wish
46% of singles reported that their number-one wish for this year is to find a new romantic interest they could bring home for the holidays — even more so than finding a new job (which came in at 29%).” This is according to a new survey done by Match.com.  The quest for love tops singles 2011 wish list so much so that singles are lying to family members about their status.

I Lied
According to the survey, men are more likely to lie to family about their single status this time of year.  29.2% of men admit to having lied about being single to family members during the holiday to avoid any associated pressures, vs. 16.7% of women.  I find that quite interesting.  Men are actually lying to their families about their single status.  Who knew? I had no idea men were feeling the pressure to the point of lies.

Nagging Question
Apparently nagging questions are the top source of holiday stress for singles.  41.3% of singles polled said that dealing with the “why are you still single?” question from family and friends was the most tiring issue to deal with more so than even finding a date for a holiday party.

None of Your Business
There are a myriad of reasons why a person could be single everything from they haven’t met anyone worthwhile to they’re not ready for a relationship to they just got out of a relationship and taking some time to heal to they just want to be single right now.  Its really none of anyone’s business why you’re single so please don’t feel pressured.

Leave Single People Alone
I think its time we leave single people alone don’t you?  Being single is not a bad idea especially if you know you’re not ready to be in a relationship.  How about we celebrate living single instead.  Living single is not a dreaded disease you need to hide nor is it a curse.  It simply is what it is; a season of life that lasts longer for some than others.  As long as you are not doing anything detrimental to your chances of being in a relationship, its all good.

I’m Single Because
To all of you feeling pressured this holiday season, here are a few snappy comebacks I found while surfing the net to answer the question why are you still single?

  • It gives my mother/father something to live for.
  • I’m just lucky, I guess.
  • I already have enough laundry to do, thank you.
  • The mail order bride/groom hasn’t arrived from Russia (insert your own city, state or country) yet.
  • Having both a husband and a child would be redundant.
  • I haven’t found a partner who can make me as happy as I make myself.
  • I want to be.
  • I like drinking milk out of the carton.
  • I’m not in a relationship.
  • Singles out number married people today and I’d like to be apart of the majority.
  • Its not mandatory to be in a relationship.

Cheers to You
In closing, I’d like to wish every single person reading this a very Merry Christmas.  Know that I am cheering you on in this very valuable season of your life.  As long as you can answer honestly to yourself why you are single, the answer matters to no one else.

If you are single, eliminate the thought that something is lacking, and just live each day joyfully. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Something to think about…

What say you…are you single and feeling pressured this Christmas? Have you lied to family and friends about your status? Do you have any snappy comebacks to the question “Why are you still single?”  Chime in…

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