Guys ask me all the time, how a beautiful woman like me can be single. The thing is I have no idea what to say. I just feel that everyone expects me to have someone that most of the nice guys get leery. I feel so judged. What is that about? And how do I answer that question?
That does sound like a cliche chat-up line. It makes the woman like the guy because he said she was beautiful and then preys on her insecurities by making it seem abnormal that she is single (as though its wrong... which its not). Anyways you could answer the question by saying
i) You're waiting for "Mr. Right"
ii)Tell them that, although you get a lot of attention, its generally from the wrong kind of guys.
iii) Shallow guys who just want you for your looks are often arrogant, vain bastards themselves and the shy/nicer guys think you're outta their league. (probably phrased a little more ladylike)
Take your time to find the right guy, if you're desperate for a boyfriend, then give the guys who approach you a chance.
If you're not looking for a guy right now... then tell them you're not looking for a relationship right now. Simple!
And if you don't really care either way, then you can be more selective about who you agree to go on a date with!
Jack is right, to a degree. Some guys play that line, but they're easy to spot; they'll do that with everyone they come across, no matter how beautiful they do or don't find the girl in question.
However, for many, it is genuine surprise. The reason is that generally, a beautiful woman has quite a number of men interested in her, so if she wanted a boyfriend, all she'd have to do is stand still for ten seconds and there'd be a line-up half-way around the block. It's also assumed that most women want to be with someone, so when a woman who could have most any guy she wants doesn't have anyone at all, many guys are surprised by it.