But for all those single ladies, the constant engagement announcements on Instagram or missed bouquet-catching opportunities may get you down. However, New Yorker and comedian Mary McCarthy is having none of that.
Back in 2016, she started an Instagram account @notengaged, where she celebrates and embraces her single life by documenting her solo adventures both all over the world and in the monotony of cleaning her bathroom on a Friday night via a bunch of hand selfies.
The idea for #notengaged came about one night when she was on her way home from an engagement party. She stopped for tacos and texted a photo of her dinner to friends with the caption "when you’re not engaged but you have tacos".
Her friends thought it was hilarious and a couple of weeks later, Mary, who says she’s “been a bridesmaid about seven million times”, started her Instagram account to remind others that it’s ok to be single.
“hi. im not engaged but im ok i promise. follow the adventures of my unwed left hand and i as we realize things are ok,” reads her Instagram description.
"It's basically how I'm living my life, and how I'm single and I have my own apartment and how single girls are doing just as fine as everybody else," Mary told Good Morning America. "As jokesy and silly as it is, I try to skew it more to empowerment ... even though there's the emoji with the huge tears streaming down."
"If it helps make a few people laugh or smile, that's all I need from it," she added.