Aunt Barbara has brought you her signature snickerdoodle cookies, and this time she’s bringing some spice to the conversation too. “You’ve been single for too long. Has anyone caught your eye lately?” she asks bluntly in a clumsy manner.
In an all-too-familiar way, you are entered into a dreaded conversation zone. While it is true that it has been a while since you’ve been in a relationship, it is a conscious choice, mostly, and certainly not her business. But if you want to continue to enjoy those warm cinnamon-filled bites of joy, you must coexist peacefully and play along.
“I want to introduce you to a young person who lives on my street. I don’t know their name or really anything about them, but they’re … special, like you. I think you, you know, since you’re … special too … I think you’d like them. You guys would be such a special couple!”