Seriously, what is it with abuelitas and wanting to see us settled? Maybe it’s because back in their day if you were over the age of 25 and, still not married, you were considered a monja.
Regardless of abuela’s reasoning or whether you’re actually seeing someone or not, it’s still an annoying question! Just because we’re not married doesn’t mean we’re not happily single, fabulous women – OK! So the next time abuela or anyone else in your family posits you with, “¿Y cuándo te vas a casar?” here’s what to respond to keep abuela at bay – well for now, at least.
Because I’m picky
Because my career comes first.
Because marriage doesn’t necessarily mean love.
Because I haven’t met the right guy.
Because I like being single.
Because the next thing I know you’ll be asking me when I’m having kids.
To abuelas everywhere, no hard feelings. We know you only ask out of cariño.