Is Jana Duggar Going to Start a Courtship Soon? Why Fans Are Freaking Out
As we’ve seen from 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On, dating has never been a simple affair for the Duggar clan. Due to their ultra-conservative Christian views, Jim Bob Duggar has the final say on who his daughter’s date. Not only that, but his daughters must properly “court” a man — that is, dating with more serious intention than just going out and having fun — before they’re prepared to marry.
Due to the no hand-holding, no hugging, and no going out unchaperoned, the Duggar courting rituals have become a fan favorite to watch. And now that so many Duggars are married off, many are starting to think 28-year-old Jana might be feeling the pressure. Here’s why fans think she’s getting ready to announce a courtship soon.
Jana just got her own Instagram page
While her younger sisters have seemingly taken the spotlight with their courtships and pregnancies, Jana has consistently flown under the radar. At 28 years old, she’s considered old to still be living at home — and she’s definitely old for not courting and marrying like her other siblings. But Jana has never seemed to mind tending to her younger brothers and sisters for her parents. She’s noted in the past that everything works out as God wishes it to, so she’s totally content being single for as long as it takes.
More recently, however, she’s caused quite a stir after starting her very own Instagram account. She only has one photo so far — and it’s of her nephews. But she already has over 150,000 followers, as fans are eager to see if there’s a reason behind her sudden social media presence. According to Inquistr, the Duggars don’t typically have their own social media accounts until they’re courting or married, so perhaps there will be a big reveal soon.
Fans think she may be courting Lawson Bates from Bringing Up Bates
Eagle-eyed fans are already watching over Jana’s Instagram for clues that she may be in a courtship — and now they’re really freaking out after one comment. In Touch Weekly explains that Lawson Bates from Bringing Up Bates commented something playful on her first photo. He wrote, “So tech savvy” and added a smiley face with its tongue sticking out to the photo of her nephews.
This isn’t the first time fans have discussed the idea that Lawson Bates and Jana might be the perfect match. They both have 18 siblings and come from Christian families, after all. In Touch Weekly notes that the rumors have even gotten back to the Bates family — and Lawson’s mother has commented on courting in years past. Unfortunately for fans, Kelly Jo Bates wrote, “I think that probably Lawson and Jana would both be shocked by that news, although we have heard that rumor. They are very good friends, [but] no courtships that either of our families are aware of.”
She’s had to squash courting rumors in the past, however
Could Jana possibly be preparing to start a courtship with Lawson (or perhaps another man we don’t know about)? We’ll have to wait and see — but we wouldn’t be surprised if she’s still flying solo. As she’s explained in the past, “I know how it feels to wait for ‘Prince Charming’ to come along. I’m still waiting. Waiting is not always easy.”
In Touch Weekly reminds us she’s been linked to men in the past, like Caleb Williams, who’ve had to squash the courting rumors, too. On Facebook, Caleb even wrote, “Now to clear the fog and avoid any confusion: Read my lips… I am not dating Jana Duggar. … The extent of our relationship is purely friends and nothing more.” It seems fans desperately want another Duggar courting and marriage, however. As one fan commented on a photo of her, “Jana is so beautiful, where is that man GOD has got for her?”
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