My cousin is getting married in a few weeks and the entire family is going to be present. You see, she is my age and this is the first big family wedding in a family of mostly women. The problem is that I am not dating anyone and am not ready to marry anyone anytime soon. I am, after all, only 25. My question for you is, how do I answer the dreaded "So, when are you getting married?" question from all the family members *gracefully?*.
I am really looking to seeing all my relatives but I am certainly afraid of snapping someone's head off when answering this question.
Dear Single Sally,
Well, well. So when are you getting married? I know just how you feel but don't be discouraged -- only the old relatives want that question answered then they will have something to gossip about. Just be honest and tell them when you are ready and the right guy comes along . But do go to the wedding and have a good time -- dance and sing and enjoy and look over the single men. You are a very pretty, witty girl and you shine above the rest. At 25 you are young.
I have a habit of reading the Sunday papers to see if I know any of the new people getting married. Most of them are in their 30's. But that's how long it takes to mature while having fun in your 20's. Just be sure to tell your relatives: You'll be invited. And to you I say - Pick the right person - when you are married you are married for a long time so be happy.
You can count on me.
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