13:56 Wednesday, 05 September 2018
A 30 year old woman documenting her single life on Instagram has amassed thousands of followers.
Mary McCarthy is behind the hilarious Not Engaged account.
The New Yorker posts photos of her daily activities – including eating out on her own, going to weddings unaccompanied, and travelling solo – all the while flashing her bare, unwed left hand.
Her relatable posts have gained her almost 45,000 followers.
when ur #notengaged and ur like everybody’s goin on their honeymoons im gonna go somewhere too. so u pack ur bag cuz ur very good at packing. and people are like “wait ur gonna travel on ur own ur gonna get kidnapped or be lonely or u might need a loan and won’t have a man’s signature!” and ur like “brenda i got this, im single, not a helpless sand crab with a terrible credit score.” #sandcrabsaresobadwithmoney?
when ur #notengaged and u don’t make ur bed cuz honestly ur just so busy swiping left on people u don’t have the energy ? and anyway it’s ur own bed. u gotta starfish in it later and think thoughts about ur past like that time u spilled diet coke on that guy junior year and now ur dating life is cursed. u do u with it ?? #blessed
Mary told Good Morning America that she created the account due to the pressure on women to be married by a certain age:
“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.”
“There’s so much on social media that you’re comparing yourselves to – especially marriage and how wonderful it is. I have nothing against marriage or relationships, that’s not the message at all. No matter how you’re choosing your life to go, you’re doing it for yourself and that’s all that matters.”