I'm not even dating. I am happy being single but it makes me feel awful when people say that. I went to a dinner party last night and one lady said this. there were no men there so thankfully no smug couples but agggggr Firstly she might have to go through the dating scene again one day anyway but also there is this assumption that I am not complete unless I have a man.
She was probably just trying to show a bit of empathy. And in so doing putting her foot in it big time just like the people who comment on the size of pregnant women's stomachs and how parents of boys must have their hands full.
I'd take not one blind bit of notice whilst thinking "and I am glad I am not married to your hairy bloke, I believe he snores and drops his dirty ys on the bedroom floor".
What surprised me was how quickly some people asked me whether I was looking for a new partner. Like you say, it was as if they couldn't understand someone who was perfectly happy being on their own. Says more about them really, don't you think?