Guest Post by Pinky

Today’s post is the very first guest post for this blog, written by my very good friend, who I’ll call Pinky. Enjoy! 

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Don’t be in a Rut, Get a Haircut

Friends: Haircut?
You know the feeling you get when you need a haircut but you never get around to making a (much needed) appointment? And your friends keep making subtle hints (friend: do you think I need a haircut?). This is how people sometimes try to tell you that you need to do something. They will transpose the issue on themselves and ask you for an opinion with the hope that you will think “hmm, my friend thinks about getting a haircut… Maybe I need one too?”. That’s friends – they want to help you see the problem but they don’t want to tell you what to do.

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What’s a nice girl like you doing single?

“It’s a pity someone hasn’t snatched you up already.”

“When are you going to settle down and find a boyfriend?”

Though generally well-intended, these seemingly innocent comments can be annoying and even hurtful, especially when you’re already hard on yourself about being single. It makes me want to respond with something like “It’s a pity a pretty woman like you thinks that moron you call a boyfriend is something worth envying”.

How do you deal with these comments tactfully? It depends on the situation.

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