My question is similar to: How can I respond when someone asks me when I'm going to get married to my girlfriend?
But my case is pretty different. I am a teacher and hence can't avoid public and receive this question from a lot of people from my home to university. Here are some of the points to give you the idea of embarrassing situations I receive:
- I don't have any GF/relation and they come up with even worse things like suggesting Ms. XYZ as "Hey, What about her?" (completed with a wink) and they "move on" after ruining my whole day?
- The "aunts" of the family start enjoying by teasing me. Their first step is: "Should we start finding a girl for you?". But once I politely refuse, next trap is even deadly one as they start enjoying over "Who is the one you have hidden from all of us that you are deferring the Wedding?"
- I live in Pakistan where such a jokes/teasing about the wedding are common (but I don't like them one bit) but because of that, I don't want to be harsh on anyone.
- I saw answers to the related question but I can't make excuses like "I have already talked to my GF", or "I am too young" (at the wrong end of 20's which is not young at all for a marriage here), etc.
- The toughest part is my politeness being mistaken as "he is also enjoying it with us - see he is about to blush" while from inside I wonder on them for wasting time on a repeated useless question (once I got married, you all will know. No?)
So how can I respond in a polite way which would let the other person know that I am seriously not interested in this topic?
"Once I got married, you all will know" doesn't work too much as they still keep pushing me - even suggesting XYZ.