One Friday night a few years ago I was in Shoppers Drug Mart stocking up on essentials. In my cart there was shaving gel and razors, shampoo and conditioner, nail polish and the latest issue of Cosmo. I was standing at the check-out, unloading my stuff onto the belt when the woman in front of me turned to look at me. She eyed my purchases derisively then looked at me with scorn on her face. “Well,” she said “I can tell you’re single”.
As many times as I’ve told that story, I’ve never really come to understand it. For starters, what the hell would possess someone to make a comment like that? Second – and more importantly – what about my purchases screamed single? It would have been one thing if I’d had condoms and lube in my cart, but shampoo and razors are just basic hygiene aren’t they? Even women in relationships wash their hair and shave their legs right?
Ultimately I think that chick was a bit off her rocker, but still I like the idea of being able to tell by looking at someone whether they’re single.
When I was younger my friends and I could tell a man was single if he was wearing white socks with black shoes – no self-respecting woman would let her man leave the house like that. These days a man’s proper grooming is not an indication of anything; these hot boys stay on their beautification shit.
I used to assume women were single when I saw them in packs, being loud, and/or dressed like whores. I figured a woman with a man has no reason to draw attention to herself in these ways. I realize now though that even wifeys can act like harlots every now and again.
So is it possible to tell whether someone is single just by looking at them? Does being in a relationship cause us to change our body language, the way that we dress, or the way we carry ourselves? Could the reason that men never approach
me some women be that I’m they’re accidentally giving off “taken” vibes? What do you guys think are telltale signs of singleness – or takenness? Speak on it in the comments.