DeVon Franklin Has The Best Response When A Family Member Asks 'Why Are You Still Single?'

"Too often, people say, 'Oh, why are you single?' as if something's wrong with you. No, I'm single 'cause everything's right for me."

If you're riding solo this holiday season, there's one question you probably don't want to hear from relatives: "Why are you still single?" 

Instead of dreading this question, however, you can focus on how to answer it in the most empowering way possible. 

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DeVon Franklin, an award-winning Hollywood producer, best-selling author, and motivational speaker, explained how to do just that when he was a recent guest on The Real talk show. 

Though he's not a certified relationship expert, Franklin's advice hits the nail on the head. And it's something you may want to keep in your back pocket, the next time your nosy aunt starts poking around your love life: 

"I would say, 'I'm still single because I'm whole.' I'm all good by myself," Franklin said. "Marriage is not two halves; it's two wholes." 

And he's right. A 2016 study out of the University of California Santa Barbara suggests that single people may have more fulfilling social lives and experience greater psychological growth than some married people. The study also claimed that the more self-sufficient single people were, the less likely they were to experience negative emotions. 

"...And here's the other thing... too often, people say, 'Oh, why are you single?' as if something's wrong with you," Franklin added. "No, I'm single 'cause everything's right for me. ...So I'm not right for everybody. So I'm gonna stay single until the right person shows up." 

*Cue the applause* 

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