Although their two sisters, Jill and Jessa, have been trending in the news lately due to their recent marriages and baby announcements, Jinger and Jana Duggar don’t seem to be in any rush to move on to the next stage.
Jinger, one of the most outspoken members of the Duggar family, recently served as maid-of-honor at Jessa’s November wedding.
“I definitely cried once or twice, a couple of different evenings thinking about Jessa leaving,” she said. “It is a different season of life. Those special memories in the girls’ room, us up chatting late at night, is one thing I think about and start tearing up.”
Jim Bob, father of the Duggar clan, said that Jinger hasn’t picked a future spouse yet because, “so far, she has not been interested in the guys.”
But because Jinger, 20, is the most outspoken, fans of 19 Kids & Counting have started a movement to get her away from the Independent Baptist family before she begins stepping toward courtship and marriage.
Freejinger.com says that they are “a group of critics” who have “joined together online in the hopes of convincing spitfire daughter Jinger to leave too — without a wedding ring on her finger!”
“Jinger is one of the middle Duggar daughters, and the only one who shows a spark of life. If anyone is going to break out of the Duggar Borg, our money is on Jinger,” reads the site’s FAQ page. “One theory is that she resents her name being misspelled just so her family could keep their J streak going.”
I'm tired of losing sleep over Jinger Duggar please runaway already #19Kids ??
— Pickles (@whomadeus) November 8, 2014
But Jinger isn’t the only one who isn’t moving toward matrimony.
Online rumors have indicated that Jana Duggar, 24, is too busy taking care of her younger siblings to be courted. She’s even been dubbed “Cinderella Duggar” by Radar Online. However, Jim Bob insists that there have been a lot of guys who have been interested in her.
“I have gone to hear about each one,” he said, “and so far she hasn’t felt that is the way the Lord is leading.”
“We’ve always gotten different ones asking, ‘When is it going to be your turn? When is it your time?'” Jenna said. “I just think for me I am just waiting and we’ll see. When God brings that one along it will be his time.”
However, none of this information stops the online community from speculating about the eldest sister.
Jana Duggar is def gay. It's a thing.
— repubs (@rightsaidkate) November 13, 2014
No wonder Jana Duggar isn't in a courtship. She's to busy remaking about 15 bridesmaids dresses. When does Cinderalla get to go to the ball?
— Shannon (@shannertanner) November 9, 2014
Or about the Jinger, for that matter.
— Angie Gazdziak (@angiegaz) November 8, 2014
But Jana’s twin brother, John David, seems eager to marry and recently joked that he is taking applications for a future spouse.
“It was a joke,” he says. “But I hear that we started receiving applications like crazy. I don’t know how many have come in and I haven’t looked at any, but I hear there are a lot.”
Joseph Duggar, 19, also has his thoughts on courtship and marriage.
“I definitely want to do the same route in courting and getting to know someone in the way my siblings have,” he said. “Doing it that way, I believe that is the way that God intended it. I don’t think God wants us to play around and go out with everyone, but to know for sure that is the one He has for you.
“Sometimes, that takes time.”
Who do you think will marry next? Are you, along with many others, rooting for Jinger to escape before she is spoken for?