15 Ways To Handle ‘¿Y Tu Novio?’ Like A Queen

There’s no way around it, bbs. It’s “¿Y tu novio?” season and well, it’s a tumultuous time that all Latinos have gone through and like them, you’re gonna be just fine.

A few weeks before, you’re feelin’ yourself…

…Then you start getting suspicious of all the couples around you.

That’s when you know it’s coming.


…And suddenly being single will become the most devastating curse to ever be placed on you. (Abuelita’s words, not mine.)

Ugh. So, it’s time to prepare.

…But first, you silently freak out.

So you ~casually~ text that one guy…

You decide whether you’re going to fight family or give in this year.

Is it worth being rude to la tía that makes the best empanadas? You know she holds a grudge FOREVER.

The day before the first big holiday reunion, give yourself that pep talk.

This is serious business.

…Maybe drink some extra coquito before you arrive.

Show up relaxed, but keep an eye out for the stray tías y tíos…

Those are the ones waiting to pounce so, when they hit you with it…

Hold your ground and don’t show weakness.

And tell them that life sin novio is just fine…


Maybe you have a few, maybe just a hook-up buddy, maybe no one, who cares? Where’s the food and booze?

Then proceed to eat a lot.

…and cry when the boleros come on at 2:13 a.m.


It’s okay, too much tequila makes us think silly things.

You’ll wake up hungover, but feelin’ fine.