Derick Dillard to Single People: You're All Gonna Die Alone!

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Derick Dillard has a reputation for saying truly hateful and idiotic things on social media.

The most famous example, of course, is Derick's transphobic tirade against fellow TLC star Jazz Jennings,

Derick Dillard in Class

That rant got Derick fired from Counting On but apparently, it didn't teach him to refrain from courting controversy on the internet.

In addition to his presence on Twitter and Instagram, Derick sometimes takes to his family's webpage in order to blog about his beliefs.

His latest post, entitled “Confessions of a Christ-Seeking Millennial" is receiving quite the mixed reaction from fans -- which is probably just what Derick wanted.

Derick Dillard on Insta

“If you’re married (to a Christian or not), ‘the one’ is always going to be who you are married to. My ‘one’ is always Jill Michelle Dillard,” Derick wrote.

That's certainly an innocent -- and even laudable -- sentiment, but for many readers, Derick's insights went off the rails shortly thereafter.

Derick discussed his life as a series of "calculated risks," and to the surprise of many, he listed marrying Jill Duggar as one of those risks.

Jill and Derick Posing

We suppose that's the case with every marriage, but for many readers, it came as a shock that Derick articulated that thought.

He went on to surprise fans further by encouraging them to "settle" rather than holding out for their ideal partner.

"If you aren’t married, don’t wait for a perfect person because you’ll just die single," Derick wrote.

Jill and Der: Date Night

As far as Duggar ideas about marriage go, this one is fairly non-controversial.

There's a school of thought which holds that the idea of a "soul mate" is absurd, and single people should focus on building healthy relationships, rather than seeking out flawless mates.

But coming as it did in the context of a blog post about his life and marriage, many took Derick's comments as an indication that he believes he settled for Jill.

Derick Dillard with Jill Duggar Pic

That's probably not what Derick meant -- but then again, the man likes stirring up controversy, so who knows?

If any Duggar in-law is arrogant enough to believe he settled for his famous bride, it would certainly be Derick.

Of course, we don't want to go putting words in his mouth.

After all, that's usually where Derick keeps his foot.

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