Samantha Stach had a friend conundrum.
The 25-year-old Charlotte, N.C., native left her home town for a stint in Washington, and, upon her return to the South last spring, found that every last one of her high school friends was married. They stayed home on the couch, snuggling in Snuggies instead of hitting the bars and, the moment they finished exchanging vows, developed amnesia about what it was like to be single.
In an effort to find the funny in a frustrating situation, Stach took her angst to the Internet. Keeping in the model of the trend-setting Tumblr What Should We Call Me, Stach started My Friends are Married, which pairs one-liners about her coupled-up friends with clips from television shows and movies.
Her inaugural post on Aug. 16, 2012: When your friends say you’ll find someone when you least expect it with a clip of Clint Eastwood, looking up slowly with that murderous rage in his eyes.
People say that to me at least once a month, Stach said. And this is the worst thing married people say to single people.
The site now gets 1.5 million views a month.