(quote) Anthony-851099 said: Many of us are frequently asked this question. Some, myself included, haven't heard it in quite some time. So, which is worse, the repeated reminder of loved ones or the deafening silence of the seemingly indifferent?
As a man, I rarely hear "So...are you dating anyone?" unless it is from an older female such as an aunt or co-worker who has grandchildren of her own. I usually get "So why aren't you married?" as the person asking the question notices my barren ring finger. I never have a good come back. I usually just say to the person asking that "I'm Catholic." and they usually respond with a "Hmm, OK". I've never have asked this question to any female since I always just assume that they all have boyfriends. I would have to say the posing of the question is more troubling than the silence.