Tired of hearing relatives asking when will I marry...

Philippines
December 22, 2010 9:39am CST
Every time my relatives come to our house or every time we have a reunion, I am the center of my relatives' attention. Because I haven't married yet. They say I am pretty, stable and domesticated. But I don't feel like marrying yet. Or maybe it is not really for me. What is the best answer to my relatives question so that they will not ask further questions?
4 responses
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
22 Dec 10
I'll get married when I have the money for a big expensive wedding. When are you going to die & leave it to me in your will?" That should shut them up."
• Philippines
24 Dec 10
LOL. That's a clever one. But I guess I can't actually say it. Because they may not give me their will. Lol. Thanks.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
24 Dec 10
Save it for the ones who don't actually have anything to leave in the will, that makes it bite even worse.
@bird123 (10518)
• United States
23 Dec 10
People can ask that question. They don't realize it can be mean. Tell them you will marry when you find your true love. ASk them. You wouldn't want me to marry anyone except my true love, would you??? Will you help clean up the mess when it doesn't work out???? You know, people can pressure others into getting married but they are never around when they break up. True love is a funny creature. It shows up when it's time. Sometimes it won't show up until later in life. Do not let anyone pressure you. Best to wait for true love. You will know.
• Philippines
30 Dec 10
Hahaha... That's a nice answer. The romantics among them would surely love that answer. However,I fear that they will keep on introducing more friends for dates. I don't like going on dates with people I really don't know and I don't go on blind dates. Thanks for sharing your response.
@sameer786 (833)
22 Dec 10
"I'll get married when i become the president of USA. hahaha
• Philippines
30 Dec 10
Hmmm... If I say that, it is like saying "next to impossible". :)
@yhanie (189)
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
you just tell them you'll get married if the time comes that you are very sure of your partner,, marriage is not a game, choosing the right decision is very important,, don't mind what your relatives would say about you,, they're not the one marrying anyway,, so just follow what your heart is saying and never ever make a decision just because somebody told you to..
• Philippines
24 Dec 10
Thanks for the advise yhanie. I'll just get quiet. Actually, they agree whenever I tell them that I am still happy being single because most of them have financial and family problems. I have freedom which they don't have. Happy mylotting.