I work for a small company consisting of 5 to 10 employees including project manager. Every morning, as a team we conduct a standup meeting to discuss the daily agenda that sometimes include informal discussions (problem part) either before or after of the technical or work discussion.
Most of the time team lead or project manager start a discussion about social interactions and relationships (things going outside the office in personal lives) which is pretty normal for me if it does not get to the personal life but it usually ends up in personal issues of each employee asking them their personal preferences or relationships which make me uncomfortable.
Some personal questions are like this.
- Do you have a girlfriend?
- Have you been on a date on the past weekend?
- When will you get married?
- What will you do this weekend?
What I want to know
- How to tell them not to ask me such annoying questions?
- How can I avoid such questions?
- What are best possible answers to such questions that will make them realize I am not the one to ask such questions?
P.S: The company is small so such informal discussions are mostly happening in the office.