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Jana Duggar is the only of-age Duggar daughter (old enough to be married) who isn’t married. Time and time again, there have been rumors about Jana’s love life and whether she’s dating someone. Every time a rumored courtship appeared, it gets shut down by the family. And over the past few days, new rumors have swirled, forcing the Duggars to once again deny that Jana is courting. What happened this time — and why is everyone so obsessed with her love life?

Jana Duggar
Jana Duggar | Jessa Seewald via Instagram

Jana Duggar is 29 years old and unmarried

Fans have long been wondering why Jana remains unmarried. The oldest Duggar daughter just celebrated her 29th birthday, and she has yet to enter into a courtship. For those who follow the Duggar family, this is interesting because most Duggar children court and get married at such a young age. Often, by the time they’re in their early 20s, they’ve wed. And Michelle and Jim Bob were no different — they wed when Michelle was only 17 and Jim Bob was 19. But Jana has said before that she’s in no rush to meet the right person. However, fans keep speculating whenever there is the slightest hint that there could be someone in her life.

Rumors have flown in the past about her relationship status and sexual orientation

Since Jana remains single, yet her younger sisters (specifically Jill and Jessa) have been married for quite a while now, people can’t help but start rumors about Jana’s love life. Jana’s best friend, Laura DeMasie, was at the center of a rumor when people began to speculate that the two may be romantically involved. However, both Lauren DeMasie and Derick Dillard, Jill Dillard’s husband, took to Twitter to shut down the rumors. In 2018, Jana was rumored to be dating Caleb Williams. However, the rumors were once again denied. Later, Williams was charged with sexual assault.

Now, Jana’s sister just shut down another dating rumor

In the latest rumors about Jana’s love life, fans speculated she may be romantically involved with Lawson Bates. Bates is a member of the Bates family — another family in the U.S. with 19 children. Bates and Duggar do share the same values, and he commented on her first Instagram post, prompting rumors of a relationship. Plus, it’s common for the Duggars to get Instagram accounts when they start courting. However, Jana’s younger sister, Jessa Duggar, was quick to squash those rumors and suggest the timing only a coincidence.

““Haha! That’s been merely coincidence for some,” Jessa wrote, according to People, in reference to Jana joining Instagram. “Definitely not a prerequisite. She’s not in a relationship.”

It’s unclear when Jana will finally begin a courtship, but fans are definitely obsessed with her love life

Fans can’t get enough of trying to figure out when Jana will find the love of her life. And it’s hard to tell why everyone is so concerned, but it’s likely only because of Jana’s age. As she gets older, fans wonder more and more when she’ll settle down. But she doesn’t seem to be in any rush, so it’s safe to say that everyone needs to step back from the speculation and let this 20-something live her best single life.

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