This does not apply to everyone. And speaking these words might not even come from a malicious place. But, sometimes, joking or even being careless with your words might hurt people more than you realise. The key is to: firstly, know how close you are with person; and, if they seek help or advice from you first. On that note, here are the things you need to stop saying to single people.
Asking Them How They’re Still Single
This question is often meant as a compliment when you can’t understand why your attractive, smart, and funny friend hasn’t found someone yet. But it also implies that no normal person should still be single after all this time. And it forces single people to justify why they are not in relationships.
Asking Them Why They’re Picky
Picky is a tricky word. You are either telling the person to choose anyone or you’re telling them that they’re egotistical. And there is nothing wrong with having high standards when it comes to finding a partner. You’re actually doing someone a disservice by asking them why they’re being picky.
Asking Them If They’re Dating Anyone
Some people are fond of asking people if they’re dating, especially, when they haven’t seen that person in a long time. If they are dating someone worth mentioning, they will tell you.
Asking To Set Them Up
This certainly doesn’t apply to everyone. Some people love when their friends set them up. The key is to know your friend and deduct if it’s something they would be interested in or not. Otherwise, just wait to be asked.
Asking If There’s Something Wrong With Them
Though this is often said as a joke, it can be hurtful and cause single people to feel insecure. They may end up asking themselves, “What is wrong with me?” Or, they’ll be offended because you’re implying that there must be something wrong with single people.