Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring to you some of the questions single ladies and guys get asked as soon as they graduate or as soon as they are considered to be of marriageable age.
1) When are we coming to eat rice/ when are you inviting us?
If you mistakenly attend a wedding while still single and of marriageable age, you will not escape this comment especially if you attend with friends or family. Lol.It’s like the wedding atmosphere suddenly reminds them that you are single, and marks you out for inquisition.
They ask you seriously, in what they think is a playful manner as if you are deliberately withholding the rice or IV, and keeping them from eating it out of wickedness. Lol.
2) What is the Problem?
Lol. This is usually followed by a list of whatever attributes they think you possess. God forbid you be a good Christian/good cook /tall, doctor / lawyer/ engineer, or nice or beautiful or tall or thin or curvy or tiny/or pretty or have a job or sing in church or whatever and still be single.
And they ask this so seriously as if if you say yes, they can solve the problem. Why does being single have to mean there is any problem. Why does waiting to Marry the right person, ensuring you get it right, have to be a problem.
Do they even think that maybe, just maybe there really isn’t a problem except the people that keep asking you such questions.
3) You know you aren’t getting any younger? Lol.
This is really a comment phrased as a question. And they really expect you to answer. And I wonder whether to sarcastically say yes or no. I mean, pls what kind of question is that.
Who gets younger in the first place? When you are not Brad Pitt in that movie, I forget the name. So what kind of question is that. Yes I had to ask again. Orishirishi.
4) Hope you aren’t being choosy/selective?
This is usually followed by sermons on how the speaker met his wife or her husband. How you can’t meet any perfect man or woman, how you don’t need to love him or her immediately , how love grows, how all you need is prospect, he/ she doesn’t have to be rich now, riches will come in time etc etc. And you are wondering, kini gbogbo eleyi ( What is all this?) Lol.
5) “Your own too will come”, followed by one or two unsolicited prayers. Usually after your friend, cousin or sister weds ( if it’s your younger brother/ sister/cousin then na to add extra prayers be that) but sometimes it’s just random.
This is not a question per se, but to me it’s still a coded question hidden in prayers.
6) What is happening?
This question is usually left open ended. I call it the fill in the gap question. And if you dare ask ” to what”, they are quick to fill you in and answer ” maritally ” or ” concerning marriage”.
Sometimes , You may even repeat after them ” what is happening like how” to buy time, but you know what they are asking. “Babe/ Guy! Why are you still not married?”.
The difference between this and the ” what is the problem” crew is that this set expect you to start from the beginning, they want to hear your life story, plus any sordid gist.
So be prepared.
7) How is your fiancé / fiancée ?
My answer to this depends on my mood, where I am, or who is asking? The people who ask this almost always want information too. They feel you have passed the boyfriend stage so they ask you about the fiancé / fiancée you did not ever tell them you had or have.
As for the “how is your husband and kids ” team, I have no comment. Lol.
Bonus questions especially from Church people are ” Are you praying” or ” What is God saying?
In my opinion, most of this questions can be annoying and tactless but sometimes it is asked out of good intentions so no point getting annoyed. God is the author of marriage, and he will do what is good at the right time.
So let’s talk guys, what other questions do people ask you as a single man or woman, or when you were single.
Have you been asked any of the above?