Jana Duggar is the oldest daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle. She’s also the oldest single Duggar daughter which has fans raising their eyebrows. In the Duggar, family girls are often married off as soon as they’re 18 and in a courtship. It’s very unusual for a Duggar girl to still be single and living at home at 30 years of age. Fans of the Duggar family have speculated for years if Jana will marry, why she’s single and who she’s dated.
Jana has been living at home and helping with her younger siblings for three decades. Many fans think she’s become so integral to the everyday function of the Duggar household that her father simply won’t let her court. This is a particularly tragic theory. Jana may be an important member of her family but she still deserves her freedom and a chance at happiness. This isn’t the first time fans have speculated that Jim Bo is controlling his adult children.
Jana Duggar has been taking care of children since she was very young. She spends her days at home helping her mother care for her younger siblings. It’s the only life she’s ever known. While Jana clearly loves her siblings she may have realized that parenting isn’t for her. There’s nothing wrong with not wanting to raise children but within her strict fundamentalist faith, that lifestyle would be considered forbidden. If Jana doesn’t want children she would be discouraged from marriage.
One of the most controversial fan theories about Jana’s relationship is that she is interested in women. Homosexuality is strictly forbidden by her parents’ strict religion. Jana would likely be excommunicated from the Duggar clan if she were to openly enter a relationship with a woman. Many fans have speculated that Jana and her best friend Laura. Laura even lived with the Duggar family for months before she moved on for a new job. Jana has denied the two are dating.
For any person outside of the strict faith that the Duggar family follows being single at 30 would be perfectly normal. It’s only because of her religion and family culture push for marriage at a young age that it seems out of place. Jana seems to be a faithful adherent to her family’s conservative fundamentalism. It can be assumed she believes it’s desirable to marry young. It’s entirely possible Jana does wish to get married and simply hasn’t met the right person.
When it comes to the deeply personal topic of marriage it’s best to only trust first-hand information. Jana Duggar has spoken out about her relationship status and her hopes for the future. Jana says she does want to get married. She’s taking the commitment very seriously and waiting for the perfect person. She’s also stated that she’s had several interested suitors but none of them have blossomed into serious relationships. Whatever her reasoning is Jana is slow to jump on the marriage train.