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12/19/2014 01:29 EST | Updated 11/25/2015 02:59 EST

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone Did)

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The holiday season is full of interpersonal booby traps, especially when the worlds of work, family or old friends collide. Yet, even though most of us know which topics to stay away from, some people just can't help but awkwardly bring up the "s" word.

"Oh, so you're still single?"

Innocent or not, the question can still pack a mean punch. But, according to these PlentyOfFish users, it can get worse. The online dating site recently asked its patrons about the wildest advice or questions they've received about being single over the holidays.

Here are the top 17 comments they reportedly received from their loved ones:

1. "Even Charles Manson has a date for the holidays ..."

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

2. "Merry Christmas. Have you got a new boyfriend yet?"

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

3. "Are there cobwebs up there yet?"

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

4. "You are the last of the family tree!"

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

5. "If you were a better cook you could catch a husband."

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

6. "When I saw this 'Grow Your Own Boyfriend toy', I just knew I had to get it for you for Christmas"

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

7. "If you were a better housekeeper you could catch a husband."

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

8. "Hope you have shares in a battery company."

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

9. "You need to wear sexier clothes. Show some cleavage."

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

10. "You're certainly welcome to bring your mother as your S.O. to my party on Saturday"

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

11. "Honey, I hope you find out what love feels like before you get to be my age"

"Nan, you're 84".

(Dramatic Pause)

"I know".

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

12. "I know this perfect man for you. He has just split with his wife, the divorce is a bit nasty, no money, no job, no car and a few health problems. But at your age you can't be too picky. Oops, that's right he just brought home a Filipino bride."

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

13. "Don't you like children? Why didn't you have any while you had the chance?"

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

14. "Career women like you, tsk, tsk. Thinking you can have it all."

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

15. "I think your standards are too high"

"Aunt Marie, I just want a guy to hang out with every once in a while; a guy who is easy going, good in bed and he has to have at least average intelligence".

"Yeah, way too high."

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

16. "You need to dumb yourself down. Stop using such big words."

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

17. "If you lose some weight, all your problems will be gone"

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays (But Someone

Have you received any gems of relationship wisdom? Leave them in the comments below!

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