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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