Any woman who has experienced it can understand why single women feel uncomfortable at weddings. Who doesn’t like it when their friends or relatives get the wedding of their dreams and get to spend the rest of their lives with someone they love? Yes, everyone is glad for the happy couple. They got what they wanted and the mood around is great. But when you are single and you are invited to a wedding there are some situations you can’t avoid and unfortunately they might annoy you. And this has nothing to do with any longing feelings you might have for your own future wedding. Here's why single women feel uncomfortable at weddings and why you shouldn't stress about it. You're not alone with these feelings!
When you hear this particular wish from relatives and friends once and a while it might not bother you much. But at a wedding, it will come from a lot of people in a small period of time and it might eventually annoy you. Just because you’re single, it doesn’t mean that the only future plan you have is marriage.
One night stands are notorious at weddings. And a lot of men will be walking around, usually with a questionable level of sobriety and will hit on every single woman that passes by, thinking she will be an easy target at a wedding.
This one is the most annoying. If you are single and you appear without a date be prepared to be on the receiving end of a lot of pity stares and maybe even some whispers. There are a lot of people around that will see your current single state as a tragedy and will feel sorry for you. The fact that you might be having the time of your life at the moment and actually enjoy being single is not something they will take into consideration.
Every time you sit down and talk with someone they will most likely ask you about your current relationship status and then you will get the “oh, you’re still single” comment. After that comment there are two ways to go. Being hit on by the man you are talking to and he belongs to the category we mentioned above or you receive the pity stare. Unless you are lucky and the person you are talking to is also single and enjoys it.
This usually comes from relatives, especially relatives that are older than you and find it weird that your friends are getting married and you are still single. Be prepared to get questioned about the timeline of your relationship status, a lot.
Some people in general just can’t understand how someone might choose to be single and they don’t see the fact that they are single as a bad thing. A lot of people will ask about your life and how can you be happy if you don’t have a boyfriend since they believe that everyone’s life is empty without a relationship.
Last one is this. When people find out you are single and you didn’t bring a date to the wedding they will most likely start to try to introduce you to every single man there is at the wedding. The fact that you didn’t ask for it and that you are a woman fully capable of flirting and meeting people on your own is completely irrelevant to them.
These are some common situations at weddings and maybe sometimes they make single people think twice before attending. Sure they want to be there for the happy couple but it can get annoying. The only way to survive it? Besides focusing on the couple – it’s their day after all – just put a smile on your face and keep going. It’s a day. It will soon come to an end and then you can go back to enjoying your single life.
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