When are you getting married?
"So when are you getting married?" I get asked a few times.
"I don't plan on getting married any time soon," is my proverbial reply.
"Aww," is said with a tilting of the head and an occasional hand patting. "Don't worry, it'll happen... someday."
And from there, the word quickly spreads amongst the guests and I become the "sad case" of the event. I never understood the reasoning behind this. You can have all the money and success in the world, but if you're not married, you're suddenly worthless. Why? They still believe if you don't lock it down is because there's "something wrong with you," as if there's a pox on your personality. I've got people in my life; I'm just not married to them.
God forbid they didn't get my original answer when people asked my singleton's status. "I just don't believe in marriage." Now, that would've been a killer. Literally. Some little old lady would probably drop dead if she heard me say that aloud.
Fuck that. From now on my choice will either be to lie about my single/marriage status to shut people up or simply stop attending weddings altogether. It's just not worth the headache.