Why do my (taken) female friends ask me if I've met someone?

TremorJay
This comes up a lot when talking to some friends that I hadn't spoken to in a while. I assume they are asking because they want to be happy for me, but I don't quite understand that.

Generally, it doesn't bother me, but when it was brought up [at least twice] in the last week, it wasn't pleasant. Mind you, I was already having an off week, but I just got a raise on Wednesday, and instead of being happy about that, I ended up frustrated about the topic of being single.

by the way, I really just want to understand where they're coming from. I'm not making this post to blame anyone for my frustrations. Thank you for reading
Why do my (taken) female friends ask me if I've met someone?
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