I can think of two people in partcular, so I'll do a straight guy and a straight girl.
My friend Greg says he's single because he's overweight. Interestingly enough, the two girlfriends he's had in his life, was when he was FATTER than he is now. I explained that to him and he told me those girls were rare exceptions. So then I explained to him how there can be so many thin and beautiful women dating overweight men and he told me those were other exceptions. I hate to break it to you Greg but when you see a mass amount of these examples, they are no longer "exceptions." If he would have used money as an excuse, I think that would be far more accurate but he doesn't even bring that up.
Now, this girl I know named Stephanie claims he is single because all guys want sex (She's single by choice, which is typical for females.) I told her that even though most guys only want sex, not all of them do. She swears "99.999999%"(Her words) ONLY want sex and men are a waste of time. All because TWO guys have cheated on her. I should also note she was divorced at 20 years old, so she might be bitter from that (She's 26 years old now.)
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I have heard a lot of excuses. My aunt has been single all her life- dated casually, but never anything serious or long term and she says she just doesn't need the drama. Relationships do not need to be full of drama. I know a lot that are, don't get me wrong, but people just need to communicate better and that could be avoided.
What gets me is when people are shocked that I am not single because of me being overweight... it is mostly other women. My sister is overweight too and gets the same thing from other women. "Oh, you have a boyfriend?" they ask in a shocked tone. Ugh.0