I know they mean well, but...

Just when i thought people were done nagging me, they start up again. I’m a 37 year old man, never been married nor had children. When I had just graduated college, it was as if suddenly all my parents’ friends wanted me to date their daughters. I liked them and going on dates, but never really clicked with any of them. After I became really busy with teaching drama and local theater projects, people seemed to understand and back off.
Now that I’m almost 40, it's starting up again, and getting more personal. The last time I went to a wedding for a coworker, all people seemed to ask was "So, do you have someone special?" or "when's your turn?" and so on. Somebody flat out asked me if I was gay! (I’m not.)
I just don't see myself getting married or having children. I have nothing against marriage or kids, it's just not the life for me. Why does everything I accomplish seem to mean nothing just because I haven't reproduced?!

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  • I completely understand where you're coming from. I am 34 and never married or had kids nor do I ever want to. I too have been asked if I was gay, people constantly trying to set me up on dates. People assuming something is wrong with you because you're not married. There are many of us out there just like you. Best of luck.

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