If there’s one sure fire way to tighten our chests this season, it’s the age old question: “When will you marry?”
Whether you’re 32 or 22, hearing anything close to the sentiment of those words, has the power to manifest an invisible countdown. You play it cool at the time, brush it off, change the subject quickly. But niggling in the back of your mind, a spinning image of Beyoncé counting on her fingers in the music video for ‘Girl’ – you’re doing the maths. Working backwards and assuming your calculations are correct, you should have met your husband already. Well done auntie, you’ve ruined Christmas.