Monday, March 18, 2013

All My Friends Are Getting Married ... So, Does That Mean I Should Too?

Everybody loves to go to weddings, right? I mean, who doesn't. Free food and free booze! But the one thing we don't love, is the oh so annoying question we get asked time and time again. You know, the question that makes you cringe. The question that makes you either want to punch everybody in the face, or just break down and cry.

"When are you getting married?"

Okay, asking this question to someone who is single is like asking someone who isn't pregnant (and just ate a sandwich) when they are expecting. And asking this question to someone who is in a relationship, but isn't thinking about marriage what-so-ever, is just plain old awkward!

I've been with my boyfriend for nearly a year. And three months into the relationship, all I heard from friends and family was ... "So, are you getting married?"

It's because I'm 30-years-old, isn't it? Is this everybody's way of telling me that I'm old and it's time to settle down? So what if my parents got hitched when they were in their twenties, this isn't the 1900's anymore. There's no time stamp on when you're supposed to get married. 

Nobody would have asked me this question if were, say, 21, right? 

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