Marriage is a dream for some, a nightmare for others. As soon as you are in your late 20s in this part of the world, you find yourself getting sucked in this hollow of marriage proposals. But if you are one of those who don’t want to get into the marriage scene anytime soon (or never at all), then we have devised just the cleverest of ways that can help you to escape marriage!
#1 No ifs and buts….just a simple NO
First obviously try telling your parents or whoever is trying to coax you into getting married that you are just not interested in it. It might be that your lack of interest is a phase or it may even be a decision that you want to live with all your life. Make them understand why you are just not ready for marriage at the moment (or for ever).
#2 A little convincing can work wonders
But if you still have to at least go through the bride or groom hunting phase, try convincing your ‘partner’ to put off any marriage plans with you. Mainly because they would be of your generation, they probably would have a better understanding of your issues.
#3 Career comes first
If you are someone who is working- whether it be a mainstream job or something as exotic as pursuing your passion, then let it be known in no uncertain terms that the only thing that deserves your time is your career.
#4 Get emotional
You can even try out the emotional tricks up your sleeves to get out of marriage advances if nothing else works out.
#5 I don’t do no cooking
Saying that you can’t cook or clean or do anything that would be essential once you start a family will for sure set them off out on the hunt for a ‘family person’.
#6 Hate kids
Better still tell them defiantly that you don’t want kids anytime in your life. More often than not, people who are ready to take the plunge will most likely treat you as someone not worthy of marriage. Cheers!
#7 Whining about your ex
If marriage is an idea that freaks you out so much, don’t hesitate about exploring the extremes. Cry your heart out over your ex or about how you would get back to them anytime they decides to turn up again!
#8 I don’t like your parents
More dramatically and more impactfully, tell your prospective spouse that you want their parents to be out of the house once the marriage is on.
#9 The show off attitude
Show off as much as you can. Trust me no one likes someone who shows off ostentatiously, and that too in the first meeting itself. So show off like there’s no any one else haughtier than your own self and you are destined to depress!
#10 Inadequate etiquette
While you are at it showing off, why not go a bit further and just about forget all etiquette? Be rude, chomp on your food, act distant- do just about anything that can be one of the definite ways to escape marriage.
#11 Drama queen
Set them off permanently by throwing random tantrums and mood swings on your intro! Be cranky or just be too wacky to be good. Everything is fair in this kind of a war!
#12 Pet hater
Also if your prospective match happens to be a pet lover. you have a bonus point to get the proposal rejected from their side. Just tell them that you won’t tolerate pets in the house after marriage. No genuine pet lover would want to give away half of their souls for anything in the world. (Neither would the pets!)
#13 I am not straight
Pro tip: Take all liberty and go on even to proclaim that you aren’t straight. Coming out to someone as being gay or lesbian (even when you are not) will surely make sure you have found one of those foolproof ways to escape marriage. Because obviously, no one would be pursuing a person who doesn’t have the same romantic preferences.