6 Things You Should Never Say to Single People At Weddings!
It’s the wedding season and you know what that means, right? Yep, it’s time for us to get dressed and attend various weddings whether we would like it or not because come on, it’s hard to say no to our friends and relatives, isn’t it? These weddings get especially worse if you’re single because they come with their share of awful people. You know, the kind of people who love to walk up to you with sorrow and pity on their face as they hug you and whisper, ‘you’ll find someone!’ I swear, the next time someone says that to me, I’m punching them.
Weddings have literally turned into breeding grounds for rude, sad, awful, invasive and mean comments as well as questions from people. Haven’t they? Well, it’s time we make a change. In case you are one of these coupled-up people, trying to make small talk with single people during the wedding season, here’s a list of things that you need to learn to avoid.
6 Things You Shouldn’t Say To Single People During Weddings
1. ‘Oh! Are You By Yourself?’
Come on! Is that something you really want to ask a single person at a wedding? Do you want to make them feel awkward? Is that the goal? I genuinely feel like you must think twice before you ask a single person this, the next time you attend a wedding.
2. ‘Doesn’t This Wedding Make You Want To Find The One?’
No, it doesn’t! Why does a beautiful wedding which is basically supposed to be a celebration of a couple’s love, have to make people feel bad about being single? Don’t ask a single person this question. Let them have fun, okay?
3. ‘We Know Someone We Can Hook You Up With!’
Don’t you dare say this to your single friends during the wedding season? Just because someone is single, it doesn’t mean that we constantly need our coupled friends to keep setting us up. This needs to stop, really.
4. ‘Have You Tried Online Dating?’
Dude, come on! We live in the post-modern age, everyone has tried online dating. Why do you have to constantly keep giving people ways out of the single life? What if they chose to be single? Think about it, the next time!
5. ‘Oh! You’re Next In Line, Huh?’
This is very common at Indian weddings. I have over 5 aunties come up to me at every damn wedding, reminding me that I might be next in line. We really don’t need the pressure, okay? Thank you very much.
6. ‘You Must Learn How To Love Yourself First!’
A lot of people believe that self-love is the key to finding love but, I genuinely feel like this is bullshit because come on, it’s hard to find love but it’s harder to just love yourself. Everyone deserves love irrespective of their self-love quotient.
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So, the next time you go to a wedding, learn to be nice and polite instead of saying these awful things to single people. We really don’t need your pity or sympathy. Live and let live, okay?
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Mehak Walia is an author and journalist who is addicted to psychology, true crime, Netflix, sarcasm, and makeup!