how do you answer the "why are you single" question?
I usually say, "oh well I am focused on my carrer and I would not consider it fair to become involved with someone that I could not make a priority and give them the time they deserve ATM." Usually I get, AWWWs from the girls in attendance.
I think I have family that thinks I am gay because of how I dress
To my cousins, I usually tell them that I'm not involved in a serious relationship at the moment. It's partially true, but I use this line because I don't want the world to know I'm a complete social retard, though most know that I am very socially inept.
To the adults, who expect me to get an arranged marriage, I tell them that I'm not seeing anyone. This is true, but I would tell them this line even if I was seeing someone.
So far, our extended family has had 4 male cousins who've married white women, and now the single ones get a lot of the heat about not engaging in inter-racial relationships and why we should marry only other Indians. I heard it over and over this weekend about how I needed to find an Indian woman.
This was the first time most people in the family had seen me since I really go into men's fashion, and no one questioned my sexuality. Of course, one of my female cousins asked me if I knew anything about female fashion (which I don't), and I was telling her how I will occasionally pick up an issue of Vogue to check out what's going on in that world, and I noticed some weird glances and smirks toward me from others who were standing nearby. It doesn't matter to me. I read the Sept fall fashion issue of Vogue (all 900+ pages of it) and I'm still 100% straight.
Edited by amathew - 8/27/12 at 4:30pm