Jana Duggar’s BFF Laura DeMasie Teases Her About Finding a Man

Counting On fans have long wondered about Jana Duggar’s love life. The oldest Duggar daughter is unmarried and still lives at home with her mom Michelle, dad Jim Bob, and 10 of her younger siblings (who she helps care for). While her sisters Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna are all coupled up with kids of their own, Jana remains single.

Why hasn’t Jana gotten married?

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Jessa Duggar, Jinger Duggar, Jill Duggar, and Jana Duggar in 2014 | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

In a family where women tend to get married in their early 20s, Jana’s uncoupled state at age 29 stands out. While the answer to the question of why she hasn’t gotten married is likely a simple one — she either doesn’t want to or hasn’t found the right person — that hasn’t stopped fans from developing some wild theories about why she still lives at home. Some think her parents are essentially holding her prisoner, and that they don’t want her to get married so she can stick around and care for her younger siblings. Others theorize that she’s secretly a lesbian. (Rumors that Jana has flatly denied.)

Though Jana has apparently received proposals over the years, she’s turned them down. “There have been different guys who have come along and asked but they haven’t been, I don’t know, the right one,” she said in a 2016 episode of Counting On.

She added that she’s looking for a guy who’s more of a down-home type. ““A hard-working guy versus an office-job guy,” she said of the kind of man she was looking for. “I want dirt under the nails.”

Jana’s friend Laura recently teased her about being single

Jana might have a reputation as the Cinderella sister of the Duggar family, but she has a pretty full life. In addition to helping care for and teach her brothers and sisters, she’s handy around the house — she recently helped redecorate her parents’ bedroom — and has quite the green thumb. Recently, she showed off some of her garden purchases on Instagram.

Jana shared an image of a GMC Acadia loaded with plants and wood, and raved about how easy it was to load everything into the vehicle. “Absolutely love that I can fit my 8ft boards, plants and more in here and it still has tons of space left!”

Not long after, her friend Laura DeMasie popped up in the comments. “If you find a man you love as much as your car, marry him. #togetherforever,” she teased. Then, Jana’s sister Jill chimed in, writing “lol😂👏🏼”

Jana clearly didn’t seem offended by her best friend’s ribbing. “ haha 😜 Thanks for that advice! 😆!” she replied.

The comments seem to put to rest persistent rumors that Jana is about to announce a courtship. Many fans thought news of a proposal could be coming soon after Jana signed up for Instagram earlier this year (most Duggars don’t start using social media until they are married or engaged). But so far, there’s been no announcement.

However, it does look like she’s embarking on a new adventure. According to Radar Online, Jana just filed paperwork to start her own business, a company called Arbor Acres. Sounds like she’s putting her gardening skills to good use.

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