Jana Duggar Joins Instagram: Is She FINALLY In a Courtship?! [UPDATED]

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Jana Duggar's relationship status has long been a subject of intense scrutiny among Duggar fans.

At 29, Jana remains unmarried, which is unheard of in her family.

Obviously, being unattached at her age is nothing unusual in the real world, but in Duggar Land, women are taught from a young age that procreation is their primary reason for being.

Duggars also aren't permitted to join social media until they're in a relationship (excuse us, "courtship"), so when Jana joined Instagram this week, many fans assumed she'd finally found Mr. Right.

But they may be surprised by the reality of the situation.

Check it out:

1. Finally!

Finally!
At 28, Jana has finally joined social media. And many fans believe the move has major implications for her love life.

2. Jana's First Post

Jana's First Post
Jana's first post was a photo of Jessa Duggar's two sons, Spurgeon and Henry. She captioned the pic, "Best buddies!"

3. Something New

Something New
Okay, so it's not the courtship announcement fans had been hoping for, but it was still very well-received.

4. Big Numbers

Big Numbers
Jana's first post went live less than 24 hours ago, and she already has 186 thousand followers. She follows just 24 accounts.

5. What Does It All Mean?

What Does It All Mean?
So has Jana finally found the right guy? That's the rumor that spread like wildfire across the more Duggar-obsessed corners of the internet Thursday night.

6. Taking the Bates?

Taking the Bates?
Fans were quick to jump to conclusions after noting that longtime family friend Lawson Bates was one of the first to comment on Jessa's post.

7. Jokes Among Friends?

Jokes Among Friends?
Lawson sarcastically quipped, "So tech savvy" in response to Jana creating her first social media post at age 28.

8. Rumors Confirmed?

Rumors Confirmed?
Lawson is one of the stars of the reality series Bringing Up Bates, and rumors of a courtship between him and Jana have been circulating for years.

9. The Response

The Response
Needless to say, fans went wild over the possibility of Jana and Lawson actually going "Instagram official" as a couple.

10. Not a Subtle Bunch

Not a Subtle Bunch
"DATE!" one fan commented. “Yesssssss!" another remarked.

11. Alas ...

Alas ...
Unfortunately for fans eager to see Jana in a relationship, it seems the eldest Duggar daughter is still single.

12. Jessa Steps In

Jessa Steps In
When a fan asked Jessa Duggar directly if Jana is in a relationship, the mother of two was quick to set the record straight.

13. Quite a Coincidence

Quite a Coincidence
“That’s been merely [a] coincidence for some, definitely not a prerequisite,” replied when the fan commented that Duggars only open social media accounts once they're in relationships.

14. Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air
“[Jana] is not in a relationship,” Jessa then stated point-blank.

15. Jessa's Got Jokes

Jessa's Got Jokes
“But if anyone is interested, please send all applications to me. I will check them out thoroughly," she then joked.

16. That's That

That's That
So not only is Jana not with Lawson, she's not courting anyone at all.

17. Family Gal

Family Gal
As expected, Jana mostly uses her new account to document time spent with family.

18. Selfless Selfies

Selfless Selfies
Jana celebrated her 29th birthday on January 12, and of course, she marked the occasion be wishing her twin brother a happy birthday.

19. Twinsies

Twinsies
As often the case with twins, Jana and John David have an especially close relationship.

20. Alone at the Top

Alone at the Top
But now that John David Duggar, has married Abbie Burnett, Jana is alone as the oldest single Duggar.

21. Rumors Flying

Rumors Flying
So for now, it looks like rumors about Jana and her longtime bestie Laura DeMasie will continue to fly.

22. The Truth

The Truth
The reality of the situation, however, is likely that Jana is simply happy remaining single. We wish her all the happiness in the world!

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