hands raised asking why are you still single

If you’re single during the holidays instead of being joyful and incredible — sometimes it’s more like an awkward interrogation.

“Why didn’t things work out with boyfriend number 17?” Or “How are you still single?” And the age-old  annoying comment “You’re such a catch.”

Maybe you don’t want to get caught. Or you could be in the camp of not wanting to be single. Either group you fall in, there are bound to be questions or whispers about you over the cookie tray.

How are you supposed to deal with all the questions you really don’t want to answer when you’re single during the holidays?

16 Snarky Burns for when You’re Asked why are you Single During the Holidays

Single During The Holidays

If you’re single during the holidays, I say “kill em with sarcasm.”

Not kill em literally of course, but blow them over with your wit or mine will get your fam to hush it for once.

I love self-help advice as much as the next person, (and give plenty of it myself). But today is a special day. It’s a kill em with Thanksgiving sarcasm kind of day.

This is the one day of the year where you just want to enjoy your turkey, and watch football. And after that take a well-deserved nap on the couch with the cousins you only see twice a year.

Comedian performing talking about being single during the holidays

Show your family the love and how much you love yourself.

This holiday season I think sarcasm will be the best annoying uncle repellant. Ever. However use it wisely. Your family doesn’t know you’re as funny as Steve Harvey . . . just yet. But soon, very soon they will. 

But I guess no matter what you say, they’ll still be your family and love you (hopefully).

Here are a few answers I’ve come up with for you.

Q: Why are you still single during the holidays?

A: I did have a great boyfriend, but he discovered my tail and things just fell apart after that.

A: I’m not single I’m married to my freedom.

A: The first thing I do when I see a hot guy is I avoid contact and hope he’ll leave me alone.

A: I started wearing a wedding ring because when I walked down the street guys wouldn’t leave me alone! It was getting exhausting.

A: Being single during the holidays is the best time I’ve ever had in my life.

A: Most people just bore me.

A: Becuase I think it’s awesome. You should try it sometime.

A: The only person I have to check in with is my cat.

A: Most people don’t know how to handle how awesome I am.

A: I’m kind of a big dill. You know, like a pickle.

A: I hate it when people ask me, “why are you still single!”

A: I love living in the void, but you probably wouldn’t get it.

A: When I was online, I thought I found “the one.” He ended up being a catfisher and stole all my money. Can I borrow $1000?

A: Nobody can handle my addiction to Fortnight.

A: I don’t know. Do you have any guesses why I’m still single?

A: When did you become so nosy?

Of course, I write these answers in jest, (sort-of). But I hope you have fun with them and however you choose to use them. This should give you plenty of ammo to use when your family tries to pry into your life on Thanksgiving.

I like to choose my weapons wisely. And my partners.

Lots of Love,

Dina Colada


Dina Colada is a contributing author at Secure Single LLC. You can connect with her at DinaColada.com for loads of dating advice and profile makeovers or on Instagram.


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Dina has been mostly single for much of her adult life with lots of dating in between some short, yet growth-centered relationships. She has devoted most of her time to helping singles thrive while on the path to love. She is multi-passionate and loves to connect with other entrepreneurs— Especially ones that are single!
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