‘Counting On’: Maybe Jana Duggar is Really Enjoying her ‘Spinster’ Lifestyle
One by one the Duggar kids are getting married. The majority of the young Duggars are betrothed by the time they are in their mid-20s. There is one Duggar girl, however, who appears to be holding out. Jana Duggar, nearly 30, still hasn’t found her Mr. Right, much to the chagrin of Counting On fans. Rumors about why the eldest Duggar hasn’t found her partner yet have swirled for years. As she closes in on her 30th birthday, curiosity has turned to concern. Several fans have speculated that even Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are worried about the unmarried Duggar girl, but what if there is nothing to actually worry about? It is possible, after all, that a woman of 30 could be perfectly content single. The reality TV personality may be actually enjoying her “spinster” lifestyle.
Jana Duggar seems content with her life
The Duggar family’s beliefs might not be everyone’s cup of tea. To most people in mainstream society, the rules they follow seem downright oppressive. Jana, however, seems kind-of content with her life, honestly. While she still shares a room with her much younger sisters, she’s seemingly carved out a space on the Duggar compound to call her own.
Jana has an expansive garden, and even appears to have a workshop where she can get away from her siblings and indulge in her crafty side. Take away the ultra-conservative gender roles and the rules she must follow, and things don’t really seem that bad. She gets to travel, she doesn’t seem to worry about money and she gets to indulge her interests.
She’s traveling without being bogged down
Jana, who has primarily been dubbed “Cinderella” on forums dedicated to the family, seems to be getting a lot more freedom lately. Jana has been documenting her travels via Instagram, and fans are happy to see her living her best life. Her recent travels, seemingly solo, are a relatively new development.
Now that all of the younger Duggar kids are mostly self-sufficient, Jana seems free to come and go as she pleases. The youngest of the clan, Josie Duggar, is now 9 years old. Jana had previously been tasked with caring for the youngest child in the family. Now, mostly self-sufficient, Jana finally seems free of the shackles of childcare that defined her teen years, and she seems to be loving it.
It’s plausible that Jana, once tasked with caring for several younger siblings, might be delaying her own marriage for a good reason. She may not want to have to worry about a husband and children right this second. The longer she waits, the more freedom she gets to soak up.
Rumors suggest the 29-year-old star is actually dating
Courting rumors have followed Jana Duggar for years, but no beau has ever materialized. While it’s unusual for a 20-something to have never had a relationship, it isn’t particularly odd in the Duggars’ social circle. Since the family abides by courtship rules, no suitor would be introduced to the public unless wedding bells are forthcoming.
Jana, however, has been a bit cagey about her dating history. Based on Instagram comments, it sounds like the reality TV star has had more than a few interested parties, and it seems like she’s even dated a person or two along the way. She stated in her comments that nothing has ever progressed to courtship.
What the Duggar clan doesn’t tell the public is that men and women of marrying age get to know each other in a pre-courtship phase. If they like each other enough to want to get married they move into a courtship. While the Duggar family denounces dating, that sounds a lot like dating to us, albeit there are more rules attached to the process than in traditional dating.