Though my Facebook relationship status indicates otherwise, I’m not married. Yes, I have a child, and yes I have a boyfriend. But, I am not married.

There is a reason for my blatant lie on Facebook. I am sick of dealing with the inappropriate comments that people make when they realize that I am not married and have a child.

Here are some of my favorites:
1. A co-worker said to me “You better get that ring, otherwise you are giving the milk away for free!”
2. “Is your boyfriend the father of your child?”

Here is the best one of all. I am now pregnant with my second child. I was asked this astute query:

3. “Is it the same father?”

Mind you, if I were married, people would not have the guts to question the paternity of my children. It would be assumed that these children were my husband’s. But, despite the fact that it is 2010 and not 1952, people cannot seem to process this information.

So, to the social networking world, I am effectively married. At least I can avoid ignorant questions online.

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