Joy-Anna Duggar: Refusing to Get Married?!

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Joy-Anna Duggar is only 18 years old, but if you watch Jill & Jessa: Counting On online you know that there's already been plenty of talk about the spunky tomboy starting a family.

In the clip above, Joy-Anna sheepishly tries to avoid the topic of courtship, while her brothers get a tad creepy when discussing how they would react to a potential mate:

"For me, he would almost have to be a perfect guy," says Jedidiah, 17. "And he would go through a lot of testing!" 

"I think if guys come around, they're going to have to get through a few guys – I'm talking about me and Joseph," 19-year-old Josiah says.

"If a guy shows up to court Joy, there will definitely be a lot of us standing back a little bit, kind of checking him out.," adds Joseph, 21.

It's enough to put a girl off of the whole idea of dating altogether, and it seems that may be exaclty what's happened in Joy-Anna's case.

There's buzz on the Internet that Joy-Anna's reluctance to talk about her love life on camera is no accident.

Apparently she's just as shy on the subject when she's not filming, and many in the Duggars' inner circle believe she might take after her older sister Jana.

For the uninitiated, Jana is 26 and unmarried, a fact that's genuinely surprising given the Duggar family's belief that women are basically put on Earth in order to have babies.

Her strict parents don't seem to have an issue with it, as Jana (the so-called "Cinderella Duggar) plays an essential role in keeping life on the Duggar compound running smoothly, primarily by cooking and cleaning for her younger siblings.

Some believe her parents are essentially giving up on Jana as a lost cause and turning their attention to young Joy.

Sources say Joy-Anna isn't being pressured into courtship just yet, but she can expect her family to begin nudging her into starting a family in the next couple years.

There's obviously a bit of a double standard going on, as no one seems concerned about Jana's twin brother, John-David, and the fact that he's still single, but that's life on the Duggar compound for you.

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