But I Don't Want A Fish...

by - April 30, 2010

how awesome is it that my name is on one of the fish?

 I hate cliches. I avoid using them like the plague as much as possible. And when I'm editing other people's writing, I draw big red ugly lines through them. Yep, that bad. You're probably wondering what any of that has to do with the picture at the top of the page. "There are plenty of fish in the sea." That, my dear readers, is a dating cliche. You know, one of those things that people who are in a relationship often say to their friends who are perpetually single.

That particular dating cliche is #2 on the "19 Things You Should Never Say to a Single Person" list. A writer for Glamour magazine asked her friends and Twitter followers to submit their most hated adages. You can read the article for what they actually had to say about them. As for me, I'm going to share my favorites from the list along with my response.

It happens when you're not looking.
No wonder I keep missing it!

He just wasn't the right guy for you.
Thank you, Captain Obvious. 

Wow, I wish I were single and in your shoes!
That's an easy problem to fix. Let me call your boyfriend over...

But you're so pretty! Why don't you have a boyfriend?
*awkward silence*

When I was single I heard all four of those quite regularly. The last most frequently from family members. And when I first started dating the boyfriend and certain family members found out about it, they called and asked me if it was a myth... Looking back on that conversation I guess I should have responded, "Because I'm so pretty!" Hindsight's 20/20.

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  1. All these are true for me, well except anything that has a male sex in it, just reverse that!