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Ask Amy: Singleton does the chicken dance at wedding

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: I am a (usually content) single 30-year-old woman.

My mother is getting married in two months.

She has already tried to set me up with her fiancee's nephew (um, no), as well as a former employee (good guy but not for me).

Now her fiancé has decided that the wedding is the perfect time to introduce me to all his single co-workers (no, just no).

Add in all the well-meaning aunties asking me when I'm going to find a "nice man and settle down."

I’ve started to dread this day.


My solution? Take my own date.

There will be no awkward set-ups if I already have a date. I’ll still have to field inappropriate questions from the aunties, but at least I wouldn't have to face them alone.

Four months ago, I signed up for a dating app and have since been reminded why I'm happily single.

With the wedding only two months away, do I admit defeat and go solo?


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