With Chinese New Year round the corner, sometimes being Single does face unnecessary pressure from the relatives and friends who are just very interested in your Love Life and you are progressing. Definitely, the probing comes with good intentions but when it goes into overloaded amounts, it can really irritate and affect you negatively. This is why we came up with the 3 Step Strategy to handle them like a Pro!
No 1 – Be Honest and Direct
Sometimes it is a better idea to be direct and honest to them instead of beating around the bush. By avoiding the topic, it will make your concerned relatives more anxious and eager to help you. So tell them directly that the right one has not come by but you believe that he/she is somewhere out there and both of you will meet soon.
No 2 – Cast the Ball Back into Their Court
You can divert their attention by casting the ‘ball’ back to them. Once they start probing, get them to talk about their love life, how they meet their other half and share their dating experiences etc. They would definitely be more than happy to share with you and perhaps you are able to learn a few things from them?
No 3 –Divert their Attention, Look Left but Go Right
Last but not least, you can try to shift their focus by asking them about their CHILDREN instead. After all, the topic about their children would be much more important than them trying to know more about your love life. This is especially so for those relatives who have younger kids, as they would be ultra-eager to share their kids’ growing up journey, results in class and the endless tuition and lifestyle classes which they send them to! We bet we can see a slight smile on your face, nodding in agreement.
We guess all of you are now equipped to face this challenge with the upcoming CNY visiting. But do remember, when you chat with your concerned relatives, keep it light-hearted and friendly at all times. After all, it is a festive season of joy and happiness and that is all that matters, isn’t it! 💖