^ Sa case ko naman sis only a third of my HS and College batchmates are either married with kids, kakapakasal pa lang or engaged na. With regards naman sa family, between my closest cousins isa pa lang ang married. I'm the second oldest among my closest cousins and I'm turning 28 this May. I think anyone who finds herself in that kind of environment wouldn't be pressured. Most of them kasi are focused on careers, trying to build a better future, or basically just enjoying the single life (party dito, party dun, saksakan ng dami. Sana ganun din ako noh? hehe). My tito said there's no reason to hurry, my mom and dad...they don't want me to get married unless kamukha nung lalake yung mga bida sa Supernatural. LOL
So where does the pressure come from? Sa officemates ko for one. I'm the third oldest kasi and some younger than me are married with kids or engaged na. Tapos sabay sasabihin pa sayo 'naku, mahuhuli ka na sa biyahe! Mahirap magkaanak pag 30 ka na! Magkaanak ka man isa lang, mas masaya kung at least 2 or 3 pero pano nga yun eh mag tetrenta ka na?' (gusto ko sya dagukan).
Yes, also sa family reunions. Most if not all of our cousins doon kasi have already settled down. Granted, parang by batch kasi mga edad namin, so they're the older batch. Pero kasi nung time na mga early 20's pa lang sila nag-asawa na sila at nagkaanak, so they are kind of wondering why none of us from our batch are already taken.
For me naman, sa mga naging ex ko we have come across the idea of settling down. Kaya lang naisip ko kasi hindi pa ready financially. Pareho sila kasi nag-aaral pa. Kahit sabihin pa nilang kaya nila pagsabayin work saka studies, dagdag pressure din yun may asawa't anak. Yung recent ex ko talagang dumating sa point na we were getting ready to settle down kaya lang things didn't turn out the way we wanted to.
So yes, I'm pressured pero ayoko naman pilitin. Mahirap din naman yun. I'm trying to get to know a lot of people, widening my circle to meet new friends, mga bagong kahang-out, career opportunities (adik talaga hahaha). Maybe then I might also find the one.