Mama Don’t Preach [Diary of the Undateable]

I knew it was coming. On Saturday night, I chatted with my mom about the most random topics from family gossip to “Celebrity Apprentice.” Somehow, we got on the subject of relationships – mine.

“Any future prospects?” she innocently asked. “Anyone you want me to meet?”

I laughed it off and told her that I hadn’t had much luck yet. I’d be a fool to think that she hasn’t noticed the fact that I’ve yet to bring home a gentleman to the house. I didn’t have elementary school valentines or a high school prom date. My mom’s been delicate about my undateable status thus far. Once, I overheard her gently explaining to a friend that I’m a late bloomer. Hello, embarrassment!

Mama Undateable seemed genuinely concerned when she asked about my love life. I can understand why, though. My parents met in college. She’s told me the story of how they got together plenty of times. She was in hanging out in the caf. He stared at her through the glass window until he mustered up the courage to speak, and the rest is suburbia history. I’d love to meet and marry my college sweetheart, but I’m not banking on it. It sucks that my mother is.

Sure, I want love, but I’ve found and done so many more important things in college. I’ve developed a love for my major and the field of journalism. There’s nothing better than finding out what you really want to do in life! I just wish that I could discuss bylines rather than boos with my family!

For the most part, I do everything I’m supposed to do. I never got in trouble at school, I keep my head in the books, and I’m passionate about what I’m pursuing. Shouldn’t that be enough? I know that she’s looking forward to doting on grandkids and spoiling my future hubby. So am I! But the pressure from my mom won’t get a ring on this finger any faster.

CollegeCandy, do you deal with relationship pressure from your parents?

When she’s not watching for Blue Ivy sightings or doing some serious Facebook creeping, Khalea moonlights as a print journalism major at the REAL HU, Howard University. Follow her on Twitter at @letsbeKHAlear, or feel free to Twatch. Whatever works for you.

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