Being single can be a struggle — especially with nosy relatives trying to ask annoying questions.
But one 27-year-old New York woman decided to create a leaflet to hand out after she was invited on a date during a family vacation to Florida.
The leaflet was called “I’m Going on a Date While We’re on Vacation,” and also had the title: “Here’s everything you don’t actually need to know but definitely will ask.”
Mary Beth Barone said she had met a guy at a wedding a few weeks before the holiday and made plans to escape the family trip and meet him in Miami.
She decided to write up the hilarious leaflet after wanting to avoid pestering questions from her extended family, which included around 30 people in total.
Barone included an incredible “frequently asked questions” section in her booklet, which preempted the type of things her relatives would ask.
Since posting the booklet on Twitter, it has been shared by thousands and praised by singletons around the globe.
Information Barone featured in the leaflet included “Where did you meet him?” to which she wrote: “At the wedding in North Carolina.”
She also answered his age, 31, and his job as “working for Spotify” as well as clarifying they weren’t officially dating but “just getting to know each other.”
Barone also included a question about parking in Miami, and wrote: “I’m not sure but it’s going to be ok,” and also answered “I thought you had a show tonight” by saying, “I canceled it because I’d rather do this.”
Finally, she finished off the comical leaflet with “More questions? Don’t.”
The booklet went down well with her family, she revealed to Buzzfeed, and she said everyone laughed and was “totally on board.”
Barone noted: “I wasn’t sure how to play it with all the family around, so I was lamenting to my one sister I told because I knew there would be a lot of questions.
“Everyone felt informed and comfortable, which was the goal.
“I know that all their questions come from a place of love and caring, and I was glad I could ease any worries by overcommunicating.”
The leaflet may have been a hit, but her date sadly wasn’t, with Barone saying the guy ghosted her a few weeks later.
She may not have gained a boyfriend, but she has racked up an army of fans.
One wrote on social media: “This is amazing.”
Another commented, “Well, I’m obsessed with you.”
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