People Share The Ways Their Families Shamed Them For Being Single

You can always count on family to be brutally honest. Since they know you have to love them unconditionally anyway, they have no problem telling it to you like it is.

Although they mean well and just want to see you happy and in love, their delivery could use a slightly gentler touch. Words hurt.

If Your Siblings Have Partners, Why Don’t You?

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Photo Credit: @ademwaterman / Twitter
Photo Credit: @ademwaterman / Twitter

When Adem Waterman got this message from his mom, he knew he had to share it with the world of Twitter. Surely, someone out there could relate and make them both feel better.

Mom definitely didn’t hesitate to make him feel extra bad about being alone again this holiday season by pointing out that his siblings aren’t.

“What More Could You Ask For?”

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Photo Credit: @ademwaterman / Twitter
Photo Credit: @ademwaterman / Twitter

In an attempt to fix her son’s lonely life, Waterman’s mom took it upon herself to give him this inflatable boyfriend. It may not be as good as the real deal, but at least it’ll send really obvious hints to hopefully push him in the right direction.

Naturally, the world of Twitter responded by sharing their own anecdotes

Can’t Afford To Be Fussy Now

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Photo Credit: @Diane81084110 / Twitter
Photo Credit: @Diane81084110 / Twitter

The poor woman already went through 10 years of marriage. She did the thing, why does she have to do it again?

Once you check marriage off your list and prove someone can actually love you, you should be allowed to live the rest of your life as single as you want to be without comment.

Just Find Someone At The Super Market

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Photo Credit: @LadyMarmalard / Twitter
Photo Credit: @LadyMarmalard / Twitter

Forget Tinder, just find someone at the location where you spend most of your time. Nothing says romance like standing in the produce aisle picking apples and turning to whoever happens to be standing beside you to ask them if they’d like to date you.

Lose The Weight First

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Photo Credit: @Mindyrewob / Twitter

This mom managed to come up with three digs all in one sentence. In case she was already feeling insecure about being single, her mom made sure to add that she should also feel bad about her weight and age too.

The Problem Clearly Is You

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Photo Credit: @CathTwo / Twitter
Photo Credit: @CathTwo / Twitter

Maybe if they can completely change you, since there’s clearly something wrong with you if you’re still single *eyeroll*, then you might actually stand a chance.

What are they going to do when even “new you” remains single?

It Must Be A Prank

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Photo Credit: @Dgooch66 / Twitter
Photo Credit: @Dgooch66 / Twitter

No one could possibly actually be interested in you enough to send you a Valentine’s Day card, could they? You’re obviously just meant to just be alone forever if you’ve already been single this long…

Maybe When You’re 50

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Photo Credit: @LauraLoo0405 / Twitter
Photo Credit: @LauraLoo0405 / Twitter

Don’t lose hope! If you haven’t already found love, don’t give up! The universe is probably just holding off until you’re 50. Plus, there’s no better place to make someone feel bad about their single status than their sister’s wedding.

Eventually, They Give Up

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Photo Credit: @Catelaya / Twitter

If you thought your parents nagging you about being single at least meant that they were hopeful that you were deserving of it, don’t get too excited.

Eventually, even they will give up on you. They were hopeful during your 20s. Now that you’re in your 30s, not so much.

The Clock Is Ticking

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Photo Credit: @RoganJoshh / Twitter
Photo Credit: @RoganJoshh / Twitter

The funny thing about this is that it was posted by a man, so it’s not like he’ll ever be too old to carry a baby. He could literally have a baby at 60 years old if he wanted, so what’s the rush?

Might As Well Just Freeze Your Eggs

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Photo Credit: @RezzyGhadjar / Twitter
Photo Credit: @RezzyGhadjar / Twitter

Why is it even any of the uncle’s business what she does with her eggs? Plus, some people choose not to have kids anyway, so he had no place assuming. Not to mention that that’s a terrible way of pointing out a woman’s age.

Assumed To Forever Be A Cat Lady

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Photo Credit: @fellrunjen / Twitter
Photo Credit: @fellrunjen / Twitter

Can you imagine if, when the day finally comes that you are in a relationship and you try to tell your family, they don’t even believe it? They just assumed you’d be a cat lady by now. Wow.

No Hope Left

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Photo Credit: @LilMsFickle / Twitter
Photo Credit: @LilMsFickle / Twitter

Nothing gets you in the Christmas spirit like your parents updating you that they’ve given up any hope of you ever finding love or having a family of your own. That’s a gift that’s certainly priceless.

“Do You Dislike Children?”

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Photo Credit: @libettyretro / Twitter
Photo Credit: @libettyretro / Twitter

There are so many layers of insults that this grandma managed to include all in one go. Not only is she accusing her of disliking children, but she’s making sure to remind her she’s the eldest and pointing out how happy her cousins are compared to her.

Past Your Prime

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Photo Credit: @VicTheMac / Twitter
Photo Credit: @VicTheMac / Twitter

Times have changed, but our parents don’t seem to get that. Just because their generation pressured them to get married and have five children by 25 doesn’t mean that in the modern age, turning 30 means that you’ve lost all your youth and opportunities in life.

Time To Give Up And Move Back In With The Parents

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Photo Credit: @MearnsKris / Twitter
Photo Credit: @MearnsKris / Twitter

Some parents justify you being single by finding some solace that you’re at least working on your career. Imagine when you don’t have either. That’s when they truly just panic and ask you to sell all your belongings and move into their basement.

Baby Name Is Not Approved

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Photo Credit: @BeeFlownFar / Twitter
Photo Credit: @BeeFlownFar / Twitter

So even when you finally find a partner, get married, and have a kid, you can always count on family to find something to comment on and make you feel bad about. Even the name of your newborn baby.

Words Of Wisdom

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Photo Credit: @lovelylynda / Twitter
Photo Credit: @lovelylynda / Twitter

In the end, per this Twitter user’s wise words, “it’s your relationship,” so be as fussy as you want. It’s not your family that’s going to have to settle and enter a possibly toxic relationship just for the sake of being in one.

Why not have fun and enjoy life until the right person comes into it?

Next Time, Respond With This

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Photo Credit: @DGJones15 / Twitter
Photo Credit: @DGJones15 / Twitter

The next time your parents nag you about why you’re still single, just tell them that it’s because you’re waiting to find someone just like them. They’ll be too flattered to take the conversation any further.

And Don’t Let The Internet Discourage You

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Photo Credit: @ademwaterma / Twitter
Photo Credit: @ademwaterma / Twitter

At the end of the day, remember that your family means well. Don’t let the experiences of these random people on the internet discourage you or dictate your outlook on being single. Enjoy it while you can!