While single men seem to have all the fun, their female counterparts can’t claim the same thing. If a woman is 25 (or more) and single, it does not just raise eyebrows, but is subjected to a lot of other questions and advices from almost everyone — friends, relatives and acquaintances. Here are some things that single women in India wish they could avoid.
You are being extremely picky
If you are above 27, and still have rejected every possible match your relatives have suggested and are not interested in meeting any one of them, one finger suddenly points at you saying that ‘you are being picky’. They believe, since you have crossed a certain age in life, you lose the right to choose, and have to settle for anything that comes your way. At times, they also deny you the right to make such an important decision of life, and think that you must decide on a life partner without much negotiation.
Don’t you care enough about your parents?
Wondering how on earth is this issue related to your parents? Can’t a single successful girl look after her parents during their old age? Do they need a son-in-law to do so? Do they need grand children to bring a smile on their face? Can’t you, as their daughter, do the same by achieving bigger goals in life? These questions might haunt you every now and then, but all you should do is stop listening to them and do what you want.
Don’t worry, it’ll happen at the right time
Although you don’t want to, they feel you are extremely eager to get married and are really upset with the delay. Hence, they try to calm you down with all sorts of advices — ‘It’ll happen at the right time’, ‘God is planning something extraordinary for you’, or the most annoying ones like, ‘I’ll pray for you’. It’s at time like this that you feel like shouting from the rooftop, to simply leave you alone!
Your career can wait, but babies can’t
They threaten you by reminding you about the various health complications women marrying at a later age face. Babies are the most common weapon. In the pretext of advice, they warn you of not being able to conceive after a certain age. They feel a woman’s career is secondary as compared to starting a family and try to impose the same on you. According to them, not having a family will make you feel lonely after a point of time, and that babies are an integral part of woman’s life and she needs to have them, come what may.
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