Jana Duggar is 30 and still single.
But that doesn’t mean she’s completely inexperienced in the ways of romance.
But don’t worry, the reasons for that are completely sexist, in keeping with the Duggars’ reputation.
You see, Jana is still single.
This is almost unheard of for a family in which girls are taught from a young age that procreation is their sole reason for being.
So with every birthday, the moaning and hand-wringing from the Duggar faithful becomes more intense, as does the need to believe that Jana is in a secret courtship that will soon bear fruit … and by “fruit,” of course, we mean children.
Here’s a complete list of all the men Jana has been erroneously linked to over the years.
1. Single Cinderella
2. Pushed Out of the Nest?
3. Or Shackled to the Compound?
4. Either Way…
5. The Pressure Increases
6. Who Are the Suitors?
The Duggar family’s unusual dating (sorry, courting) rules were well documented long before they were embroiled in scandal.
Ever since Josh Duggar’s child molestation history – and brazen adultery – was exposed, they’ve all been under a microscope.
Yet, despite his hypocrisy, and the fact that their every move is under heavier scrutiny than ever, they weather every storm.
TLC axed 19 Kids & Counting, only to quickly come back with Counting On, featuring the same Duggars and their beliefs.
Well, sans the radioactive Josh. And now Derick.
Josh was a bridge too far for even the hard core believers to stomach seeing on TV any longer, but the fan base remains.
The Duggars themselves are similarly loyal to their beliefs. When it comes to the Arkansas family’s values, they stand firm.
Their belief system certainly requires conviction in order to practice, since the list of policies for love and life is not short.
Despite Joy bailing, Jinger’s new life in L.A., Derick’s sex on the brain and Jana’s girlfriend (supposedly), the rules remain.
Here are the most bizarre things they don’t allow …
1. Girl-on-Girl Romance
2. Dates Without Chaperones
3. Non-Group Texts
4. Hugs on the Chest
5. Riding in Cars Together
6. Co-Ed Hide and Seek
The Duggar family does just about everything a little differently from the rest of us.
Most of us know about the courtship rules, but weddings are also no exception.
When a fellow fundie marries into the Duggar clan, the occasion is marked by a massive celebration. A booze-free celebration, to be sure, but a celebration just the same.
On these wedding days, two (very) young people nervously await the departure of the last guest, at which time, they’ll be free (and encouraged) to start making babies.
The Duggar courtship rules do not allow a lot of things.
They especially prohibit premarital sex, but once the vows are exchanged, it is on like you wouldn’t believe. Women in the family often get pregnant on their honeymoons.
So not only are the ceremonies high-pressure affairs, they’re even more intense by the fact that they’re often attended by HUNDREDS of Duggar friends and well-wishers.
Needless to say, this combination of factors makes for some very interesting photo opportunities. Take a look at some of the most memorable pics through the years:
1. Matriarch Weds Patriarch
2. An Unholy Union
3. A Very Public First Kiss
4. Lookin’ Good
5. Anniversary Throwback
6. Jill’s Wedding Party
The ladies of the Duggar family are known for subservience and commitment to their parents’ strict set of moral guidelines.
But they’re also young, famous women.
Women branching out on their own in a world where female independence is valued much more than it was in the day.
And the daughters of Jim Bob and Michelle seem to take pleasure in expressing their newfound freedom through fashion.
The acts of sartorial rebellion began when Jinger Duggar started wearing pants, and it’s been escalating from there.
Granted, we have a very long ways to go still.
Rebellion is modest in Duggars’ world. Still, progress is progress. See some of J-squad’s most defiant outfits below:
UPDATE: We’ve added some of the latest risqué pics from the sisters’ social media pages … and wow. Just wow.
Looks like im Bob’s rules are a thing of the past!