I created this thread because I was wondering if there were others on here who feel like not even their family members expect them to find a partner and get into a relationship anymore. I’m 28 and I’ve never had a girlfriend, and at first back when when I was in high school, my family members would say things like “you should ask a girl out and go to the school dance” and “are there any girls at school that you like.” But over time as I got older, the remarks started to change more to something like “are you ever going to get a girlfriend” and “no girls ever look at you?” I even remember that when the Elliot Rodger incident happened back in 2014, I even had one of my family members say to me that you’ve never had a girlfriend, you’re not gonna go out and do something like that, are you? I actually got pretty offended by that last one because it really showed me that at least some of them think something’s probably wrong with me because I haven’t had a girlfriend and actually think that I could be an unstable psychopath like Elliot was, even though I thought what he did was horrible and unforgivable. Over time, my family members have ultimately just stopped asking me about it and some of them who used to make the most remarks about me finding a girlfriend have since switched to trying to talk up single life while implying that they expect me to be forever single at this point. I’ve also had my sexual orientation called into question by my family members and some of them directly said it’s because I never have any girls around me and don’t ever even mention any girls I’m interested in. I feel that it also doesn’t help that I have a younger sibling who has surpassed me when it comes to this and who’s been in a serious relationship for the past 8 years and started dating in high school. It just sucks sometimes to even be judged by the people closest to you about this.