Relatives always make family get-togethers a whole lot more interesting with their funny stories and witty remarks. But sometimes the good old “Kamusta ka na anak?” greeting just doesn’t make the cut and they refer to questions like “Bakit wala ka pang boyfriend?” instead. For most of us, such questions are just as shocking as they can be offensive. But to push away any more side comments, here are eight responses you can answer to the unnecessary remarks:

1. “Nagpapayaman po muna.”

One of the most common response. This is a perfect response to get family members off your neck. Tell them that you decided to focus on your career first to be able to establish a decent future for yourself and future family and it will be easier for you to achieve that when you’re single.