Is being single worse for a guy or a girl?

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  • Why does everything always have to be a gender thing? Being single is only bad for people who don't enjoy being single. Some people crave relationships and some are perfectly happy without a relationship. It's not gender related. It depends on the individual's values and needs.

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    • It's sort of what this site/app is about. Weighting opinions based on sex. Your opinion is more about empathy but many people lack it and it's ultimately interesting to see a breakdown.

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    • @lumos I'm only *whateverthatis* so I can't possibly know what I'm talking about. Nice. Very nice.

    • Good perspective.

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  • While being single isn't a bad thing, being single is worse for guys. I am 27, and I know a lot of guys in my age range who have NEVER had a girlfriend, and I know plenty of them who have never had sex. They have trouble meeting women, because a lot of women these days want someone who has experience with women in terms of dating and sex.

    Women have it easier in the dating world. They play a passive role. They don't have to go out and "hunt" like men do. They don't have to put effort into dating. They don't have to worry about being single for ever. They don't have to worry about lack of sex. Albeit, there are some women who have trouble meeting men; however, generally, women have a better chance at meeting a man than a man meeting a woman. The saying goes (and correct me if I'm wrong), "for everyone one woman, there are at least 10 men for her".

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What Girls Said 20

  • Why would it be worse for either? It's not like it's a bad thing to be single.

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    • Then you dont know what its like being a man

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    • I agree that it isn't a bad thing to be single, but in my opinion, the asker means something like that: Which gender has more disadvantages when they are single?

    • @ritxi It is a bad thing. Im a man whos been single his whole life

  • I think its worse for people who are not the best in social situations or don't meet people easily. Its one thing to be single but still have an active life, its another to be single and stuck at home because you have no friends

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  • I wouldn't say it's worse for either. I would rather be single than with taken with the wrong person. If you are looking for companionship and wanting those initimate moments you cannot get with those close friends, I would say its equal for both genders. Everyone wants to feel loved by someone at some point.

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    • And for some it's much much easier to get than others. I envy those guys.

    • @NewYear-NewMe You're still young. You will find your girl. I think the best time to find a long-term partner (I do not mean "lifelong") is when people are still in school. You get to meet large amount of real people in person, get to know who has goals and who doesn't, get to see who's sincere in you and who isn't... I have missed those opportunities because I was always focused on my study and never looked around me, plus in my major there were mostly females, and some married men. Study hard, be cultivated, have a good head on your shoulders and find your girl. Good luck.

    • @NewYear-NewMe Correction: few* married men. In my graduating class there were 3 males out of 80 students, 2 of who were married with kids.

  • It’s worse for the person who feels like being single is somehow ruining their life, which can be either or.
    I wish people could gain some perspective and realize that there are pros and cons to both being single and in a relationship, and that you should always focus on the pros.

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  • It's terrible for anyone who doesn't enjoy being single.

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  • Girls because society looks down on us for me. A guy can be single and deemed a bachelor while a lady is deemed incapable of finding/keeping a man.

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    • Yes but he has to give off the impression that he could get in a relationship if he wanted too, otherwise he is deemed as incapable too.

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    • @ovi2boss Why did so many women upvote this? this isn't true at all single guys are viewed as being incapable of getting a girlfriend all the time.

    • @Ironlak282 because girls support each other even if they are saying dumb things 😂😂
      This really depends if the guys get girls or not. Like if he can date and have sex it's not viewed that way if he's a virgin or unable to get a girl then yeah.
      And with this she maybe right as if a girl goes with both high and low standards and her relationships ends she is definitively viewed as fail or something like that. It maybe this or other fact but they have their cup of tea also

  • Depends. If you're hot and single, people assume you're just exercising your options. If you're not hot and single, people assume you're a loser. Works the same for both sexes.

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  • It's equally sad for different reasons, women have to pay for everything and men want to rape everything.

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  • Definitely worst for guys. Girls are pretty much born with happiness. Thus is why I’m still a virgin.

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    • I am too and how you plan to lose your virginity?

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    • @Charleslvajr Thank you. I appreciate it.

    • First of all I did talk with you not with Charleslvajr I get in conversation with him only after he replied at my comment. I do have the right to speak if you feel bad about it you can block me.
      If I somehow misundertood him that's my problem it can happen I am not a mind reader.

  • Girls. We are emotional 😭. We express it more. A guy can just pay someone to sleep with him to fill his needs. Unless he very emotional 😭.

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    • I had to down vote that. Men have emotional needs as well, we're just abused if we dare express them.

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    • I'm married hon, I'm not neglected. Its just necessary to remain women from time to time that men are also feeling creatures. For some reason women seem to forget that.

    • I meant remind women. Damn autocorrect.

  • It is not supposed to be a bad thing for any gender in the first place.

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  • Being single as a girl is definitely looked down upon people think you just can't get laid

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  • Depends in the individual

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  • It depends to the individual

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  • Why is it worse for either?

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    • @Blonde401 We had a dodgy club near us which offered free entry to single girls on a night out, now a massive amount of guys radiated to that club and paid an extortionate entry fee whilst most girls avoided it, as whilst it was free for them it probably attracted a certain kinda guy the average girl did not necessarily radiate too... what does this do with the original question? Well It just confirms how inadequate I am to answer questions about the opposite gender! lol

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    • @Blonde401Just to add an additional detail to the story it was a club called the Black Orchid but before it's closure it renamed itself Isis (true story old Nottingham nightclub) which looks a bit unfortunate now, I don't believe the rumours that if it reopens its considering rebranding itself as Boko Haram! lol

    • @AndrewMG 😂😂😂😂 oh my god.

  • Depending age of each.

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  • Depends on the person!

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  • I find it cool! Not bad at all

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  • Hate to say that but it is definitely women especially after the age of 25. Like males at age 30 or over and single are deemed to be okay living the life and stuff vs females are like unworthy of anything not being able to keep a guy and this that

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    • Is that what you believe or a societal projection that your commenting?

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    • If I was looking to redo my procreation period, I wouldn't look to get involved with an older woman for that fact. For some reason women think men aren't allowed an option or preferences in who they mate with.

    • @Charleslvajr That is because women tend to strive in their teens and then when the glory is over they wonder why they are single.
      Is the fact that they have multiple options and tgey remain with less or zero according to their standards.

  • Worse for women because we are suppose to have children and a husband. Without that people look down on us.

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    • I don't know whats up with the dislikes but I understand your perspective! It's hard! I understand western culture might be a bit easy but in certain cultures, people do get looked down sadly!

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    • @Advicer_01 Thank you for understanding

    • I do understand this being young and beautiful makes girls seek attention and they have plenty of it increasing their expectations for the right guy maybe even bagging a few studs and when the period is over guess what it supposes to be hard.
      It's said girls are mature then guys but some prove they aren't

What Guys Said 51

  • If a guy is single, people assume it’s because he can’t get a girl. If a girl is single, people assume it’s because she wants to be single. No idea where that double standard comes from, but it is much worse for a guys reputation than a girls.

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    • It's not a double standard, it's the way evolution works. Women choose, men pursue.

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    • Yes and no. Sure the psychos obviously make women have their guard up a lot more. But there has always been an overproduction of men. More men are born than women. But they die before the women. And many of them don't procreate. Some men at the top procreate with an outsized number of women. A lot of men go thirsty. It's simply a case of women having to be more picky because a) they only ovulate once a month. One precious egg. Men produce millions of sperm all the time. If women get pregnant, they are out of the game for 9 months plus breastfeeding plus childrearing. Men are out of the game for 15 minutes or so. So men are more expendable and therefore nature experiments more with men. Maybe that is why men have the Y-chromosome. It is probably why most women are of average intelligence, while some men are very intelligent and some are very unintelligent. It is less evenly spread out in men. Bla bla bla...

    • Also, women fearing death, rape, serious injury at the hands of strange men is such an old fear that it is subconscious. It's not that they are bitches, they can't help it. It makes good sense to be afraid of men you don't know. And sometimes even that is not enough, sadly.

  • Gender is irrelevant. I think in contemporary society there appears to be a growing hostility between genders, an increasing void where the genders are more wary, accusatory, competitive and lacking empathy for each other. It's unhealthy and I believe it has the potential to cause a lot of damage, possibly catastrophically so, to the mentality of younger generations, to the thought and behaviour patterns and sense of identity of people.

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  • I would say in modern society guys have it much harder. There are so many people out there with expecations that are not only unrealistic but can't be met by any human being. I blame this on movies and pop culture.
    This might sound clichee but i think that women naturally always have more options available than a guy would have, simply because they are female and get approached more than guys do.

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  • Worse for girls, especially as they get older because they have a biological clock ticking so they have much more pressure to find a partner. A single guy can meet up and fuck while girls on average are more interested in finding a serious partner to build a future with. So while being single can suck of both and plenty of guys want to commit i think the girls have it a little harder.

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  • It's harder for us boys to get attention from the opposite sex at all, so... it's worse for us.

    Girls, I mean eventually literally anyone alive who is female can and will fond someone to be their companion or have sex with them, no matter what they're like in terms of looks or personality. The same cannot be said for us.

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    • The downvotes are amusing, but pointless. Fake Internet points do not change real-life truths.

  • I think it's worse for girls because guys are much less prone to talk about relationships whatsoever. This causes a great deal of problems obviously, but a small plus is that the single guy has much less reason to feel like the odd one out.
    The social pressure isn't there.

    But I think this mainly applies to the young. Also, I don't know. Maybe young guys have changed?

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  • It's worse for guys, because we are expected to seek her out and ask her out. How many times have we seen this on GAG:

    Girl: Guys don't ask me out.
    Guy: I can't get any girl to go out with me.

    In both scenarios, the guy (s) are at fault.

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  • Being single isn't bad at all if the individual doesn't mind it, or has no desire for a relationship; however, for those that do want a relationship, I think there's certain aspects of the single life that's worse for one particular gender.
    For example, girls will likely be hit on more often. But guys will be teased by other guys, especially if they're virgins.

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  • It's the same. It's worse for both (I know it doesn't make sense, but just roll with it). I mean…if it's problem for them. Example: it used to be problem for me, sometimes even still is, but…not really that much anymore. And it keeps dropping. I am very close to state, when I will not be interested. Universaly. So…congrats, girls in same city. Your ignoring strategy works.

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  • This thing has more to do with having standards, lower them and both gender can be in a relationship.
    Tough this has nothing to do with being in a relationship or having friends it has to do with being with people who you feel you live for and with because you can be single even in a relationship.
    Considering the attention level girls have more people who comunicate with them then guys.
    Speaking of this the guys are more single then girls.

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  • i'd say for a girl it's worse. cause as a guy you can go and ask girls out. while this is an option for girls too, it's not as widely prefered by men for a woman to do that. so i'd say for a woman it's marginally harder to do something about it.

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  • It ruins guys social value and it's just a snowball effect of them making it harder to get more women whereas women does not sure how long you single you can find a guy to have sex with you at any point

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  • It seems to me that just about every woman wants to be in a relationship. Even the ones who have given up hope of ever finding one, want one. There are exceptions, but they're few and far between.

    A large number of men want to be in a relationship too, but I don't think the pull is as strong in men as it is in women. Something in society or female DNA makes a lot of women believe that they NEED to be in a relationship.

    Then there are men who wouldn't necessarily mind being in a relationship, but are too absorbed in whatever else they have going on to give it much thought. For men like this, being single is practically a non-issue. Some women are like that too, but they're much, MUCH rarer.

    So I would say being single is worse for women.

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  • Definitely women.
    In general, women have a time limit on being single. I'm talking about bearing children. The older woman gets, the higher the chances of complications and birth defects.

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  • I don't think it's a gender specific thing. It's bad for people who think being single is inherently bad, not so much for people who are fine with or enjoy being single. For those people it's not bad.

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  • Probably worse for many guys since there will be more of a dry spell in between or as far as not choosing to be on for guys since it's harder for guy's to get sex or with an attractive woman. An average woman can get sex with a good looking guy or better looking guy if she wants, an average looking guy would have to lower his standards as far as body and looks, unless he's really charming, extroverted, etc, which can still be a numbers games to an extent. And because generally women have lower sex drives and less visual than men, it doesn't kill them to not get laid like it can for many guys.

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  • Females. A lot of their social status is based on their sexual attractiveness and in the female hierarchy where they compete attractiveness is generally one of the core elements for power.

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  • In society it is desirable for man to have a lot of sexual partners, and for woman only one and not too early.

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  • Typically for a woman. Reason being a woman has a short window were she can be physically desirable compare to men.

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  • Guys, because it's involuntary. Women can get laid at the drop of a hat.

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  • Single guy may have depression when get goes after 30 but females can get attention from anyone if they wanna be with them or not

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    • Im 46 and my entire life single so imagine I f i could be depressed

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    • But i doubt if i could ever ask some stranger to come with me

    • Exactly my point I won't ask a stranger to come home to be with me, I will never do that

  • Worse for girls, loads of guys love the single life.

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    • While you often hear women complaining about it, or being jealous of their taken friends.

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    • @Anon-ymous1 Your comment was just about the differences in difficulty, not really what's "worse".

      I can think of a whole host of things that are more entertaining than women... Cars and travelling are two to start with. Having a girlfriend or a wife is just a piece of happiness, not the whole cake.

    • Yeah but you can't fuck your car man.

  • This couldnt be an easier thing to answer. Part of a value in a man is in how much women he can get and or sleep with.

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  • With the dating apps now days women can get hundreds of dating matches and messages every single week. They can float around and get free meals and drinks while staying single any time they want.

    If a woman wants a date or to get laid she can easily get it through her hundreds of options.

    A guy is much different in circumstance. Women hardly message guys. They dont ask guys out. And believe it or not, it is much harder for a man to get over a heartbreak. Guys pretend like they are tough and having a good time. But deep down guys cry too when they are alone. Society and movies dont show this but we do. It takes us twice as long to get over a breakup.

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  • It should be worse for girls because in average, they aren't so independent and their height and straight are lower that guy's in average (It's the truth despite I could get some downvotes from some feminazis). In the other hand, there much more girls who are interested on divorcing from their husband than vice-versa but there are some legal facts that encourage that decision, besides the fact of in average girls are more interested than guys on making changes in their life while guys are more interested on having a stable life.

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  • Probably a girl cause she she's supposed to feel wanted.

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  • I say women but I agree nothing being wrong with being single.

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  • I don't think it's bad for either, unless they want to make mini-me's.

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  • There is nothing worse than being in a relationship.

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  • Worse for us because we find it more difficult to get into relationships

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