If you’ve been single for any length of time, particularly if you’ve ventured into your 40s without ever being engaged, married, divorced, widowed and without kids, then you’ve definitely heard some of these lines before.
Often, well-meaning friends, family, colleagues and pretty much anyone else you come into contact with, just can’t help but feed you these lies. It’s like the words tumble out of their mouths automatically as soon as you say you’re still single.
Because how could you, this beautiful, smart, fun, stylish, active, accomplished, ambitious, driven, multi-faceted woman still be single? If we knew, we wouldn’t be here right?
So tell me, how many of these have you heard before?
- You just haven’t met the right guy yet
- They’re intimidated by you
- You’ll be next
- It will happen when you least expect it
- You’ve waited this long, don’t settle
- There are plenty of other fish in the sea
- You don’t need a man to make you happy
My upcoming book, “No Man’s Land: The Search for Mr. Right,” explores each of these lies in detail. Check out my IGTV to take a deeper dive into them until the book comes out. You can find me on Instagram @erinmstafford.