Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Your Turn

Have you ever made up a significant other right before the holidays just to avoid (a) questions from your family about why you are still single or (b) to give you an excuse to not have to go see your family? Someone I know bought a fake engagement ring to wear when she went home just to avoid questions, but to me it would seem to bring on a lot more, like how did you meet, when are you getting married, etc.

25 comments:

RenoBlondee said...

That's what I would think too. MORE questions.
And, nope, not me, but looking forward to reading others' posts about this!

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

Heck no. When I pull a bandage off I do it in one pull.
In fact, I "made" a boyfriend in high school break up with me the day before my birthday because I didn't want to have any drama on my actualy birthday.

(and I told him to cram my present with walnuts;))

EmEyeKay said...

No.

Maja With a J said...

I never really had a problem with being single, and my family isn't really the kind of family that would bug me about that. So, no. And now I'm married anyway *L*

HannahPalindrome said...

No. I always end relationships right before the holidays.

My last relationship was 4 years ago! Lol

Nichole Fisher said...

Nope - I come from a huge family, so when we're all together there are plenty of people actually in relationships or having babies or just had a baby or getting married that I never really have to deal with talking about why I am still single.

Róisín|nísióR said...

I do the opposite. I had a boyfriend for a year and avoided telling my family for the longest time because I'm the baby and they make the whole 'awwwwwww how cute' shit every time so I just don't bother for as long as I can. I was going out with a guy during since March and into October and anyways we broke up and I had to go through the whole breakup emotions by myself which was strange (I'm home looking after my mom until after Christmas)

Anonymous said...

Never. I have felt I would have had to do more explaining afterwards.

feraltart said...

No.

Ms Cool said...

No.

Henriette said...

I never tell my family anything. I just brought home my hubby one day and told them to deal with it.

The Black Cat said...

No, never thought to do that but perhaps I will now :)

Tempestuous Grape said...

Does not compute.

heatherlynn said...

No, but I guess I am doing the opposite....my husband and I are having major issues, and I plan to go through the holidays acting like everything is fine to avoid any of the questions.

Maggie said...

I wish I could make up that I'm pregnant, my family keeps asking when I'm going to have kids and its driving me nuts! I'm not even married yet! My niece recently had a baby (we are close in age) and now everyone assumes I'm falling behind or something.

Murphy Brown 2020 said...

That is INSANE. Who honestly would do that? Is being single really that bad? God.

I'm really glad I don't have to lie to my family.

Bella said...

Nope. Too much work.

Wil said...

Nope. I find the truth and telling people unsatisfied with it where to get off works pretty well. Also avoiding BS family events can work wonders, too! ; )

selenakyle said...

No, never.

mygeorgie said...

What?! Since when is being single something to be ashamed of? I was a 'discerning taste' kinda gal for 20 years, had a lot of fun, enjoyed my own company (& still do) & no one 'completes me'.

Lawd Enty, what the hell is up wichyou lately? Some weird posts Big Guy!

Jason Blue Eyes said...
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Jason Blue Eyes said...

I'm actually single this season. I'm thinking about asking out Jennifer Love Hewitt for the holidays, but If I was expecting a New Year's Eve kiss from her I'll be gravely disappointed because I'm sure she'll be with some other dude by then.

Merissa said...

No, but i've thought about it

Robert said...

I haven't, myself, but I have noticed a phenomenon I call "The Canadian Boyfriend," usually involving an attractive student/co-worker who is perpetually unavailable due to her relationship with an ever-present but never-seen boyfriend/fiancee attending school or working in Canada. In Canada it could be "The American Boyfriend," of course...anyone else encountered (or utilized) this tactic?

Lelaina Pierce said...

No but I did break up one time b/c I didn't feel like going to a concert with him & his parents. :-/

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