Being married is great, but as my happily single friends are quick to point out, remaining single can have its merits too.
A lot of the time, singletons seem to get a bad rap, as society sits around waiting for them to follow the socially expected path of getting married, having children, the end.
Comedian Jimmy Fallon recently leaned into this trope of teasing single folks, when he tweeted:
It’s Hashtags time! Tweet out a funny, weird, or embarrassing reason you’re single and tag it with #WhyImSingle. Could be on the show!
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) April 27, 2021
Fallon started off the game, by tweeting about a friend of his who was single.
My friend used to put Post-it Notes on his mirror for daily inspiration. His date came over one night and saw one that said, “Just be yourself, Kevin!” #WhyImSingle
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) April 27, 2021
Frankly, I don’t see anything to make fun of. We should all be more like Kevin.
Some people did see a little humor in the question, sharing their little idiosyncrasies that they were fine with, but that might discourage a long-term relationship.
Like secret and not-so-secret obsessions:
— La-Bambe (@barbrastreilamb) April 27, 2021
Be they real people or simply characters:
I have a lot of Captain America themed items (from phonecases, to power banks, to earphones, keychains, household items, you name it). Apparently it’s immature and unreal to crush on a fictional character 😂 #WhyImSingle
— Eesha 🇵🇸 (@EeshaFarooq) April 27, 2021
Sometimes your foibles are things you can help, and sometimes not.
My last girlfriend said I chewed like a horse eating toffee. #WhyImSingle
— Kansas Bradbury (@kansasbradbury) April 27, 2021
There was also the weighted blanket crowd, which… yeah. Waited blankets are amazing.
I’m with you, I would never give up my weighted blanket for a man 😂
— Tuttalafrutta (@FanFranchitti) April 27, 2021
A number of people seemed to agree with this person’s food habits, so maybe he just needs to find a partner on Twitter.
I prefer to eat SpaghettiOs cold, right out of the can. #WhyImSingle
— INTJones (@interludej) April 27, 2021
And this one, for me, raised so many questions:
I have karaoke parties by myself in my room at 3AM #WhyImSingle
— Elise (@elise__mills) April 27, 2021
Are they single because they couldn’t find a partner who could tolerate the 3AM parties?
Or are they single because they don’t want anyone to be bothered by their 3AM parties?
The world may never know 🤔
Some people made jokes about online dating apps:
Left. Left. Left. Left. Left. Left. Left. Ri-nope left. Left. Left. Left. Le-shit he was cute. Left. Left. Left. Left. Left. #whyimsingle
— M@rgo (@Sax_O_PhoneGirl) April 27, 2021
Even companies like Kraft got in on the joke:
We gave them pink mac & cheese for Valentine’s Day… #WhyImSingle
— Kraft Macaroni & Cheese (@kraftmacncheese) April 27, 2021
Other users got all too real.
— Mamba Out ✌🏾✌🏾 (@kcjj_04) April 27, 2021
There was this person, who honestly just really loves their dogs:
#WhyImSingle My last serious boyfriend told me I will never love him or anyone as much as I love my dogs. He was right and he is gone ✌️ He also told me I cant “foster anymore dogs” The next day I went and picked up a 100LB German Shepherd to foster. True Story.
— Courtney Walter (@rescuesister) April 27, 2021
Apparently it’s not uncommon for pets to come between partners:
— Diane Cannon (@dianecannon333) April 27, 2021
Pretty typically, the cat lady got a few laughs.
Why is it acceptable to talk to your dog, but strange to talk to your cat?
#whyimsingle I’d rather stay home and talk to my cats on a Friday night than go out
— Brittany 🧜♀️ (@brittsims97) April 27, 2021
And this person, who has political priorities, can’t be bothered:
Because only Republicans ask me out and I’d rather die alone. #WhyImSingle
— Michelle (@SoSofieFatale) April 27, 2021
But a number of the responses showed that young people today aren’t really buying it anymore.
It’s not funny or a flaw, it’s just a fact.
— 🧚🏽𝒶𝓈𝒽𝒾𝒶⁷🧈 (@Se0kedInLuv) April 27, 2021
Knowing what will make you happy is a good thing.
— ♕Nicollette✌ (@nicoburns92) April 27, 2021
Not having to share can also be a bonus.
I like the never waiting to watch what I want to watch
— Antoine Has Issues (@AnthonyLaFauci) April 27, 2021
Honestly, some people choose to be single and some people don’t, but for the most part you just are until you aren’t, whether you’re looking or trying too hard or not.
Did we leave out any good ones? Tell us in the comments.