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FML - The follow-up

Today, I told my coworkers that I was going on a date tonight so they would think I have a social life. One of them spotted me while I was eating alone at McDonalds. FML

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Well to be honest I made the whole thing up because I got tired of being that one guy at work who can't get a girlfriend. It's a small place, there are only 8 of us who work there, and I'm the only one that's single, so I get jokes about it quite a lot. They're nothing bad, I know it's all in fun, but yesterday someone made yet another joke about it and for some reason I just blurted out that I had a date tonight. As soon as I did I figured might as well go with the story, so when I got question
By CreamGravy - / Sunday 6 October 2013 13:54 / Australia - Brisbane
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Well to be honest I made the whole thing up because I got tired of being that one guy at work who can't get a girlfriend. It's a small place, there are only 8 of us who work there, and I'm the only one that's single, so I get jokes about it quite a lot. They're nothing bad, I know it's all in fun, but yesterday someone made yet another joke about it and for some reason I just blurted out that I had a date tonight. As soon as I did I figured might as well go with the story, so when I got question

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If you are talking to your coworkers about what you are doing that night and decide to lie, bc you have no social life, why wouldn't you just ask them to hang out and change that?

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So why not just say "hey do you want to get a beer/burger tonight after work?" Instead of "I have no social life please be my friend!!"?! You can invite people to hang out without coming across tragic? OP creating a fake social life to seem cool leaves no opportunity to create a genuine social life. Don't be afraid to make the first move and suggest hanging out outside of work!

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Well to be honest I made the whole thing up because I got tired of being that one guy at work who can't get a girlfriend. It's a small place, there are only 8 of us who work there, and I'm the only one that's single, so I get jokes about it quite a lot. They're nothing bad, I know it's all in fun, but yesterday someone made yet another joke about it and for some reason I just blurted out that I had a date tonight. As soon as I did I figured might as well go with the story, so when I got question

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I love how people are saying you shouldn't of lied and that it was wrong. Honestly do what you think is the right thing to do in this situation. Its your life, not ours.

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Lowering standards aren't a bad thing if you can logically conclude you have unreasonable standards. (Which will require some honest self reflection) Just look around for someone you admire, or like being around. We all have flaws, but if that's all you see in a person, no one will be good enough. I'm not saying this is your issue, btw. I'm countering those who say you should never lower your standards. IMO, that's cliché speech.

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Nah you're not a loser. Lots of guys have problems finding a girlfriend. And having "standards" isn't a bad thing. I think more people should have them.

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Awe. Ask them to stop? It's not very nice. I know how it feels when people make jokes, you know, they know and think it. But it still gets to you, and it still brings you down. It doesn't exactly feel good, and you start thinking badly. If you ask them to stop and explain why, they might stop doing it. If they are nice people who can be sympathetic, then they would stop.

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83 really, yeah well maybe hes trying to get a date or something. You dont know that, hell you dont even need to be in his business. He said what he had and ive lied to my friends about stuff like this.

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I get you cant get a date and people laugh but this is the perfect time to laugh with them! If they really though you got a date then break into laughter about how funny that shit is!

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You can always say you're going stag from now on, OP. If and when your coworkers tease and belittle you for being single, you can always fire back by ridiculing them about how they've "settled", and how they got out of the game early because they haven't any game. I figure it's the perfect preface for a good, hard "Now, are you going to quit fucking with me on how I live my life, or do I have to take this any further? Get off my case."

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To add on to what Welshite was saying, if they do find out then there would be either three things they would do: 1)Try to befriend you 2)Not do anything 3)Make fun of you If they make fun of you, that doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with you, but simply means that they are cunts for doing such a thing.

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