Twitter was all a flutter yesterday when the hashtag #singlebecause started trending in Ireland.

To be honest, some of the reasons people come up with for their relationship status are hilarious at the best of times, but yesterday Irish Twitter users really pulled out all the stops.

While some people would rather pretend they have bird flu than explain to their granny one more time why they didn’t bring an S.O to the family BBQ, others were more than happy to explain their single status with the world.

So we read them, and we rounded up just a few of our favourites. It was pretty difficult to narrow these down, there were some absolute gems.

We knew this would catch up with u

It was all downhill from there.


Even fictional characters struggle.

This man has a lot to answer for.

You can't deny your true feelings.