“Counting On” star Jana Duggar is opening up about her dating life and how her standards for a husband have changed over time.
In the latest episode of “Counting On,” the 30-year-old spoke about what she is looking for in a partner and why she has relaxed her dating requirements, admitting that she used to be “a little more strict.”
In the past, Jana wanted to find someone who is either from Arkansas or willing to move to the state. But this changed after she grew to love traveling.
“I’ve found I do love to travel more than I thought I did. So now, it’s more like, okay, if I really love the guy, I’ll follow him to the ends of the earth. I’ll want to go wherever he is. So far I just haven’t found that one,” Jana said in the teaser for the Tuesday, Sept. 15 episode obtained by People.
Jana, who is the eldest daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, said she is content with being single, but she often gets questions regarding why she has not yet settled down, especially with eight of her 18 siblings now married.
As Jana and her friend chatted about the reality star’s love life, the former revealed that she often gets comments about being “picky” when it comes to dating partners.
“Most of my siblings have gotten married really young. Some people are like, ‘Are you picky?’ I’m like, ‘I don’t think so,'” Duggar said.
“When he comes, he doesn’t have to stay in Arkansas. It’s just that I’ve got to love you so much that I will go with you,” she added.
This isn’t the first time that Jana has opened up about the persistent unsolicited advice and comments she receives over her relationship status.
In July, she admitted to feeling “a little more pressure” to start dating but said she is not “that worried” and is making the most of her single years.
“Yes, I long to be married and one day I think that will come, but I think … I’m just also just trying to stay busy with whatever comes along my path,” she told Us Weekly. “I think if I sit there and I’m like, ‘Oh no, I’m not married’ and just [get]all worried about it, it makes things way worse.”