In a funk
Where’s your sense of humor? Instead of telling these young men you’re married, why not tell them something closer to the truth — that you’re old enough to be their mother and ask if they happen to have a single uncle.
Seriously, if the only men who pay attention to you are men in their early 20s, your problem may be the way you’re packaging the product you’re trying to sell. Your makeup, hairstyle and attire may send the wrong message, and that’s why men in your target demographic aren’t showing an interest. Talk to your friends about this and see what they have to offer.
Behind the 8-ball
Your neighbor may be a tad jealous of what he perceives as all your free time, or he may be a one-joke wonder who’s trying to be friendly. But the nicest and most direct way to get your message across would be to explain that you’re not only working from home, but also caring for your mother — and when you take these breaks, SOLITUDE is necessary.