If your parents or grandparents (or a particularly aggressive great-aunt) have no apparent interest in restraining themselves from asking when you're going to meet a nice guy and settle down, you know it's kind of the worst.
1. Have your auto-reply ready.
Marriage should be very happy and long, therefore it's extremely important to marry the right person. It's OK to take your time and wait for the right one to come along.'" Adjust accordingly so it sounds like you, and repeat whenever necessary.
2. Keep your calendar fully booked.
To keep Mom and Dad from getting too up in your business (or fixating on your love life yourself), stay busy. Hang out with friends, focus on your career, and filled extra time with networking events.
3. Choose your audience.
It helps to know which family member will be able to listen to you whine about the humilities of Tinder without telling you yet again why you should have stuck with your old BF.
4. Remember why your parents care so much.
As mind-blowingly annoying as they can be, your parents only want what's best for you. It's why they can't stop bothering you about this — at the core, there's a real desire to see you happy, fulfilled, and in an emotionally stable relationship.