Being single has endless perks and some things just tend to be more fun when you're flying solo. Nonetheless, even the most confident singles have their moments where they can't help but feel like everyone and everything is constantly reminding them of their relationship status.
Sure, being single might make you hyper-aware of it, but some days the universe really just wants to slap you in the face with the fact that you're single and you've just gotta roll with it.
Being Subtly Called Out By Your Professor
A post-secondary professor sent a fairly straightforward email to their student: "You have attachment issues. Please fix it." To the average person, this may seem like a basic suggestion to review a file attachment.
To the single-brained person, the professor is totally calling them out for being hard to love. The professor even seems to have realized their mis-wording and sent a follow-up email to clarify. This one was loud and clear. Well played, universe.
When You Need Help With Something Silly
Nothing reminds you that you're single quite like being unable to open a jar of some kind and having nobody there to help you with it.
If boyfriends are good for anything, it's opening sticky lids and getting things off the top shelf. And probably some other stuff too.
Attending Weddings Single Makes You So Damn Aware Of It
Weddings are awesome, except for when you're feeling a little too single and have to sit in the audience, listen to the vows, and wonder if you will ever love another person that way. Ugh.
Also, buying a wedding gift that's priced for two when you've only got the bank account of one kinda sucks. Weddings can be The Bad Place if you're sad about your relationship status. Open bar and single men? Flirting with danger.
Children Are Our Worst Critics
This elementary school teacher had no clue what she was in for when she asked her students to write a sentence using the word "single."
One student saw their opportunity and took it, writing, "Ms. King is single, that means she does not have a man." Honestly, I would have framed this.
Hot Fitness Couples Can Go Away Forever
When you're feeling the single blues, the only thing worse than a cute couple is a physically fit hot couple who work out together.
One woman shared her silver-lining to encountering those couples, admitting it makes her "hopeful that one day [she] will meet someone who will hate them with [her]." Mutual hate grows to love.
Kids Will Humble You For Being Single
Children are surprisingly open-minded, but unsurprisingly judgmental.
When a 6-year-old asked his uncle why he didn't have a wife, he wasn't surprised to learn that he was gay and liked men. He was surprised to find out that he still didn't have a husband.
When Even The Toilet Is Getting Engaged
A woman named Angela shared a picture on Twitter of a public bathroom sign that is lit up "engaged" meaning it was occupied.
She captioned the photo "and I'm still single." Imagine a toilet having a better love life than you.
When Everyone Around You Is Packing On The PDA
When the fall weather rolls around, couples start looking to lock it down for the holiday season.
If you're single, it's not a great time to go out and hang out with couples as they pile on the PDA. No need to be a third, fifth, or even seventh wheel.
When You Get Flat-Out Rejected
The biggest reminder of your single status could just be a harsh rejection.
Someone shared a story on Twitter about the seriously single man in line at the bank who decided to shoot his shot with the teller who was handling his (lack of) finances. It didn't end well and he likely left feeling a little more single than before.
People Bragging About Their Conquests
Some people in life just can't keep their business to themselves, especially when it comes to dating and hooking up.
Those are definitely the people to avoid if you're feeling lonely because you can guarantee they're going to be laying it on thick and making it hard to think about anything else.
Drunk Brain Versus Sober Heart
Sometimes getting drunk means acting confidently and being your best single self.
Other times, it means bawling alone on the bathroom floor at night wondering if you'll ever be loved.
When Your Mom Keeps Asking For Grandchildren
One mother was taking no chances this year when it came to letting her child know that she was ready to become a grandma.
Moms have a tendency to do this when you're not even dating anyone which is crazy in itself. Get a dog, Mom.
Table For One But Drinks For Two
Something as simple as a solo chair sitting in a lonely corner reminded one woman of her relationship status.
She wrote a caption for the photo on Twitter saying: "My Valentine's Day reservation is done."
"When You're Done With Men"
This picture of a book on "How To Date Buildings" would be an architecture junkie's dream.
But for one single person, it was a reminder that life might be easier if they gave up on dating men and focused on buildings (jokingly, of course).
Ridiculous Internet Content That Reminds You Of Your Relationship Status
Feeling a little lonely, scrolling through Twitter, and BAM.
A nice bright pie chart pops up so you can determine whether you are worth loving. The two possible answers are not in your favor. Seriously, who makes these?
Can We Be Done With Valentine's Day Yet?
Megan Amram is a hilarious comedy writer so it's not surprising that she has clever takes on the single life.
In this tweet, she highlighted the singleton's least favorite day of the year: Valentine's Day.
When Your Friends Ask You About Your Love Life
If you're in a dry spell, the last thing you want to do is talk about it with your coupled-up friends.
Please stop asking us what's new or if we're dating anyone, we would tell you if we were.