When are you getting married? Do you already have a boyfriend? Chances are your family will ask you these awkward questions to ‘know more about you’.
Christmas is the perfect season to unite as a family and share with the people we love the most, but it is also the time when aunts, uncles and other relatives start asking if we already have a boyfriend, if we are already married and even ask us when we will get married, as if we were going to invite them.
I am sure that more than one of us has wanted to be swallowed by the earth when they start asking questions about your private life, especially when you are single or have not introduced anyone to the family, that’s when they even question your sexuality, and although it is something that no one cares about, it is almost impossible to avoid.
So, if you want to have a quiet Christmas dinner without getting annoyed and being rude to the gossipmongers, here’s a short guide on how to survive the typical awkward questions at Christmas dinner.
If you’re asked any question that just causes you to roll your eyes, don’t answer the typical. Apply your creativity when answering and you’ll see how little by little, the boomers will avoid being nosy.
Here you can respond in two ways depending on whether you are single or with a partner. If you have a partner, you can just tell him that you are with his family celebrating Christmas and that you will introduce him to him some other time, but if you are single, you can mention how happy you are to be single and mention one or two advantages of being single.
If you have a partner, you can just tell him that you are with his family celebrating Christmas
This question is typical for those who are already married or have a long-term partner. To this question you can answer that currently, you are quite focused on your present and that a child brings with it a great responsibility both financially and emotionally. Therefore, it is better to consider when you feel like it and not because it is something that is expected of you.
The family loves to mention those little pounds you gained during your forties as if you didn’t notice them. You can deflect the topic by denying that you gained weight, or simply joke with him, saying, for example, that since you didn’t have any New Year’s resolutions, you gained a few pounds to lose them next year.
The family loves to mention those little pounds you gained during your forties as if you didn’t notice them
Whether you’ve been with your boyfriend for three months or three years, there’s always an aunt who asks when you’re getting married. The truth is that to avoid answering this uncomfortable question, you can dodge the issue or put a distant date, such as March 2025, obviously the question why so long? will not be missing and you can specify that there are many things to do before.
If you wonder why you are dressed this or that way, just open your pretty mouth to say that you like what you are wearing, how comfortable you feel and how well it suits you, that as long as it makes you happy, everything will be fine.