It’s a difficult task for fans of the TLC reality show Counting On to wrap their heads around the fact that Jana Duggar, the oldest Duggar daughter, is 28-years-old and still single. By Duggar family standards, she should have a husband and be a mom to at least a couple of kids by now, but Jana is doing things her own way and doesn’t seem to be focusing on finding a husband anytime soon.
The uproar began after the Duggar family recently posted a pic from their trip to New Zealand and Australia on their social media. It didn’t take long for fans to comment on the beautiful reality star not having a man in her life.
“I told him she’s just waiting for the right man, the one God has for her. God is faithful,” wrote one fan.
Four of Jana’s younger sisters – Jill Dillard, Jessa Seewald, Jinger, Vuolo, and Joy-Anna Forsyth – are all married and have, or are expecting, kids, and this makes many people wonder why “Cinderella Duggar” is still living the single life.
Tabloids have linked Jana to everyone from former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to family friend Caleb Williams, but nothing has panned out for her so far. She has revealed in the past that she has had offers from interested men, but she has yet to find the right one for her.
The Duggars believe that a woman’s main purpose in life is to procreate, so with every year that passes without a courtship, the hand-wringing from her family’s fans becomes more intense.
It is the rule that Duggar daughters must live at home until they are married, so Jana continues to take care of her younger siblings while quite a few of her brothers and sisters have left to start families of their own.
Sources claim that since Jana reached childbearing age, her family has done everything they can to marry her off to any interested, available man she meets.
But, Jana is in no hurry, and many of her fans applaud the fact that the Counting On star doesn’t need a husband to make her happy.
Instead, she seems quite content with traveling the world and not focusing on her love life.
But, her parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, can’t believe their daughter is still single and so close to 30. In a recent appearance at Kilsyth South Baptist Church in Australia, Jim Bob Duggar talked about his oldest girl, saying that she is 28 and still single, but praying that she will someday find the one. Or, at least that’s what he thinks. It could be the furthest thing from Jana’s mind.
Catch Jana Duggar on new episodes of Counting On, Monday nights on TLC.