Top 10 Moments When Television Celebrated the Joys of Being Single

As much as I hate to admit it, I was slightly inspired by Taylor Swift’s recent break up for this one…

1. “Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you’re pretty sexy.”Sex and the City (“Ex and the City”, Season 2, Ep 18)

2. “Who do you think has more freedom: the married man in America or the single man in Communist China?” Curb Your Enthusiasm (Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, 1999)

3. “I think God gives us children so that death won’t come as such a disappointment”Two and a Half Men (“Sleep Tight, Puddin’ Pop”, Season 3, Ep 7)

4. “Please, don’t kill me, I’m not married! My life is awesome!”Family Guy (“Joe’s Revenge” Season 11, Ep 5)

5. “Parents are the bones upon which children sharpen their teeth.”Criminal Minds (“The Sandman”, Season 11, Ep 17)

6. “My aunt and uncle were married sixty-three years. Towards the end it was like watching cheese melt.” The Big Bang Theory (“The Commitment Determination”, Season 8, Ep 24)

7. “Settling down is for losers and kids who never go out anymore.”How I Met Your Mother (“Last Forever Part 2”, Season 9, Ep 24)

8. “I’ve been single for an hour now and it’s the tits!” Parks & Recreation (“Swing Vote”, Season 5, Ep 2)

9. “Maybe I won’t get married, you know? Maybe I’ll do one of those Eat Pray Love things.”The Mindy Project (“Pilot”, Season 1, Ep 1)

10. “I am single now. What we have here, is the ultimate smackdown between the Nard-Dog and crippling despair, loneliness, and depression. I intend to win.” – The Office (“Lecture Circuit”, Season 5, Ep 16)


Amy Nguyen is a 24 year writer in Calgary, Canada who currently works in the film industry, primarily in exhibition, and runs a blog on tumblr called “Wicked Pop Culture.”


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