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02/26/2013 01:18 pm ET | Updated Mar 04, 2013

11 Effective Responses To 'Why Are You Single?'

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If you’re single and a somewhat decent human being, you probably get asked from time to time, “Why are you single?” While this is a sort-of compliment, it is also one of those questions that is sort-of annoying, and having a good answer to this question can be difficult. But I have come up with some great responses that you can use, mix and match, and that really should leave both you and your inquisitor satisfied.

Here are my 11 effective responses to, “Why are you single?”

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