My name is Kate Winney and I am…. Single *gasp*
Yes at the grand old age of 27 I am partnerless – Time’s ticking, what about kids? I’m running out of time, there must be something wrong with me?!
My goodness, by the way people talk about it it’s as though I’ve got the plague. Chill out guys, I’m fine just as I am. I’d rather wait until the right person comes along than jump into a relationship with someone just so I can go on double dates and feel less awkward at weddings when people give me the ‘don’t worry I’m sure you’ll meet someone soon’ face.
Don’t get me wrong I love being in love, it really is the best feeling in the world but I’m not about to force it just so I can change my relationship status of Facebook!
So with all that said here’s a little list, a guide if you will of things you really need to stop saying to single people immediately because honestly…
you don’t even realise how annoying it is!
1. You’re just too picky
– Ermmmmm, nah. As my wise friend Yasmin once said “I don’t have high standards, I have my standards” and you better believe that I am not settling for anything less.
2. Let me set you up
– There is no need to intervene. Unless you are my best friend and know exactly what I’m looking for then I’m good. Karen from finance, thanks for the offer but the I legitimately don’t think we’ve ever uttered anything other than the word ‘hello’ to each other, I don’t feel like that’s enough for you to start playing match maker.
3. Tick Tock
– At the age of 24 I was advised to “Get a move on” (for real) as if I wanted children, my body can only last so long….erm I was 24, TWENTY FOUR?!
Yes I do want kids but I am in no rush whatsoever and I think I’ve got a wee while until I need to worry about my biological clock running out.
4.Why are you single?
– This is a favourite of mine. There is not exact reason guys… I just am right now and I’m ok with that. If at any point I do however find the remedy to *gulp* singleness, I’ll let you know (or write a book – I’d make millions!)
Photography by – Zoe Griffin
So yes, to all – I am happy, I am good. I cannot wait to meet Mr Right but until then no need to fear, I am a perfectly capable independent woman *oh snap!*