Happy New Year, everyone! How were your holidays? Did you have a jolly good time?
For many of us, we had a nice Christmas break: a much deserved time away from school or work. This was a time for attending to religious duties, meeting old friends, opening presents, having dinner outs, and partying the night away. The holidays are also a time to head to our provinces to attend family reunions.
Ah, family reunions. It’s probably one of those things eligible gay bachelors who are still in the closet dread every year. Cousins, aunts and uncles whom you haven’t seen for quite some time will be curious and ask how you are. And they will always throw you a variation of one of the following questions:
“Don’t you still have a girlfriend?”
”When are you getting married?”
“When can we have nieces/nephews to play with?”
You try to deflect the questions and give one of the following canned replies:
“I’m too busy with my career to have a relationship.”
“I still haven’t found the right person.”
“We broke up a while ago.”
And then quickly change the topic and ask them questions.
I’ve had my share of such questions. But fortunately for me, I have an older sibling who is still single so the attention is not fully centered on me. Hehehe. But if the questions would become too persistent, I might joke that I need to move to Canada, the Netherlands, or New York before I can get married.
How about you? How do you handle curious relatives during family reunions?