It never ends, does it?
Funny - it usually starts with the exact opposite, a stern precaution:
"You are too young to think about love.... You must concentrate on school/ exams/ etc..."
Then, when you juuuuust get past puberty, there will be rare occasions where it starts to change to a half joking:
"Waaaaaah - you are all grown up already! When are you going to a boyfriend?"
(Usually from aunts/ uncles who like to pinch cheeks *sigh*)
Of course, after a few years and you get too close to the big THREE ZERO, it escalates dramatically to:
"*Tsk-tsk* You are not getting any younger.... Cannot be SO fussy wan - you should find yourself a nice boy to take care of you!"
(Those who do not get this constant reminder every day should consider themselves lucky)
And once you do actually find someone you like and hook up, it worsens to:
"So, when are you two going to get married?"
Apparently, it doesn't stop after marriage either, with:
"Tick tock tick tock.... *knudge-knudge* *point at watch with cheeky grin*"
OR the more serious variation of:
"Tick tock tick tock.... *knudge-knudge* *point at watch with worried frown*"
OR perhaps a more direct:
"I'm not gonna live forever - I want to see grandkids..... NOW (before your womb goes past its expiry date)"
I've even witnessed this horrificly guilt filled quote on a friend's birthday card:
"My dear son... I am already an old woman. My last wish on earth is to see you with a nice girl. Then, I can die happy... (btw) Happy birthday..."
I know that parents always want the best for their children....
... but does that "best" necessarily need to = marriage+children?
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