I don't understand why I'm single and my friends are getting married and having kids

DEAR DEIDRE: MY parents can’t understand why I have never had a relationship and to be honest, I’m starting to ­wonder the same.

I’m a good-looking woman of 22 and while I have only ever managed a handful of dates, my friends are getting engaged,­ ­married and even having kids. I feel so inadequate.

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All around me, friends jump from one boyfriend straight to the next.

Some of them even have overlapping relationships.

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I always thought I’d have settled down by now and feel a complete failure that I have never had a boyfriend.

My sister is 20 and has been with her boyfriend for a year and a half. What is wrong with me?

DEIDRE SAYS: Do stop comparing yourself to others. You only live your own life, not those of your friends or sister.

Keep socialising and make a big effort to get to know new people when the opportunity arises – love grows from these friendships.

I’ve no doubt you will find love when the time is right.

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