10 Crazy Things That Make You Think You’ll Always Be Single

One of the worst parts about being single has got to be those times when it seems like there’s no hope left for your love life. Chances are, you’ll find someone eventually, but there are still those crazy moments where you think, “This is a sign — I’m going to be single forever.” Don’t worry, we all have them, so try not to let them get you down.

  1. When you’re always the bridesmaid. Of course you’re deliriously happy to be there for your friends on their big days. But the number of single girls available to participate in the bouquet toss is dwindling, and no one will let you live down the time you had one too many tequila shots before hip checking a 15-year-old to catch the bouquet.
  2. When you go a week without a single Tinder match. You even got frustrated, closed your eyes and started right swiping indiscriminately while watching The Bachelor. You matched with a guy named “Hank” who was wearing camouflage and holding a giant fish, but we all know that doesn’t count.
  3. Ending up on a blind date with someone you’ve already been on a date with. Turns out the one single guy your roommate’s boyfriend knows from work and the guy who left you with the check and ignored your texts six months ago are one in the same. You’ve officially dated everyone.
  4. When your mom suggests you made a mistake by dumping your high school boyfriend. Back then she was all, “you’re young, you shouldn’t settle!” But now she keeps asking what “your cute prom date” is up to these days. Thanks for the support, Mom.
  5. Being the odd person out on game night. The one other single person who was always your partner suddenly has a boyfriend, and he’s apparently invited to game night. No one thought to tell you, so now you’re stuck being the third wheel on someone’s team. Aren’t there any games that don’t require a partner?!
  6. Wearing your lowest cut top to the bar and still buying all your own drinks. Not that you aren’t perfectly capable of buying your own drinks, but usually your boobs are good for at least one free gin and tonic. Somehow your friend, who’s engaged by the way, is getting all the attention. Some nights you actually wonder for a second if you’re invisible.
  7. When you can’t remember the last time you had a date on Valentine’s Day. Sure, you go on dates every once in awhile, but come Valentine’s Day you always find yourself in your pajamas eating pizza in front of the TV without even the possibility of a poorly timed booty call on the agenda.
  8. Your great aunt has stopped asking about your love life. As annoying as it can be to have your distant relatives constantly bring attention to the fact that you’re still single, it’s almost worse when they stop asking altogether. It’s like they’ve given up on you. Might as well accept it— you’re hopeless.
  9. When a guy you really like ghosts on you. It’s not every day that you meet a guy that doesn’t set off a bunch of alerts in your mind flagging him as undateable. If you have a good first date, and there seems to be a lot of potential, that makes it even harder when you never hear from him again. Was your crazy strong connection all in your head? Kind of makes you question your judgement a little bit.
  10. Your friend goes through a rough break up, then meets the guy of her dreams on her first Tinder date. Some girls have all the luck, don’t they? All you can do is believe your in the right place at the right time moment will happen. Hopefully before you’re 60. That would be nice.
By day, Courtney is a digital marketing copywriter living in Toronto, Canada. By night, she's a freelance lifestyle writer who, in addition to Bolde.com, contributes regularly to AmongMen.ca, IN Magazine, and SheBlogs Canada. Want to chat about relationships, Stephen King or your favorite true crime podcast/documentary/book? She's on Twitter @courtooo.