No, Jana Duggar and Lawson Bates aren't dating, says "Bringing Up Bates" mom Kathy Jo Bates. The eldest daughter of "19 Kids and Counting" is still single as her younger "Counting On" siblings find love and new life. Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsythe are courting and Jinger Duggar is now Mrs. Jeremy Vuolo. Jessa just welcomed a second child and Jill is pregnant again. Even the family pariah Josh Duggar and wife are expecting. Folks are wondering how Jana really feels always being a bridesmaid and surrogate mom and never the bride and mother. And why is bachelorette Jana a bigger deal than her bachelor twin brother John David?

Jana Duggar, Lawson Bates 'just friends'

A lot of "19 Kids and Counting" fans would love to see a romance between the "Bringing Up Bates" and "Counting On" mega-families. It would be the ultimate reality TV couple to join up one from each of the two supersized shows. It would be Romeo and Juliet only without the family feud! Kathy Jo Bates says Jana and Lawson Bates are Cupid's logical target. Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Seewald are taken along with Joy-Anna and Jinger Duggar. But as cute a couple as the reality television stars might make, Jana and Lawson are not an item. They are friends and happy to remain that, but will Jana ever find love?

Jana Duggar alone but not lonely?

That Jana Duggar is 27 and unmarried is only odd given that "19 Kids and Counting" Duggars are known to marry young.

Ben Seewald was 19 and some of the courting couples are young enough to be on "Teen Mom"! That's given rise to LGBT speculations on Jana. The "Counting On" star isn't a lesbian and would love to marry when God provides the groom. God found love for Jill and Derick Dillard, Jessa and Ben, Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo who are happily married, and Joy-Anna who is courting.

God even provided an incredibly loyal, supportive spouse for sex addict, pedophile, cheater, online adulterer, and porn user Josh Duggar.

Jana Duggar single as Josh Duggar is welcoming 5th child

Does it rankle Jana, who was one of the sisters Josh Duggar sexually molested, that the "Counting On" family welcomed him back so easily?

How does it feel to hear Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar cheer on Josh and Anna Duggar when Jana was the family member most supportive of Anna during Josh's sex scandal? Does she feel any anger toward dad Jim Bob Duggar for covering up the sex abuse? Is she at all bitter that the Duggars are pregnant just months after Josh self-ejected from sex rehab? Or is the "19 Kids and Counting" star just as sweet and uncritical as she seems?

Why the flak over single Jana and not John David?

Folks obsess over the reality television star because she has been "Cinderella Duggar" caring for others. They see marriage as an escape from the life of servitude she had on "19 Kids and Counting." The fact the John David Duggar is still a bachelor is more acceptable.

To be an unmarried woman in a male-dominated "Counting On" family, it looks like she can't get a man or is a lesbian. No one denies that Jana is every bit as attractive as her sisters. She's clearly capabe of running a family. Its been suggested that Jim Bob Duggar keeps his oldest girl on a tight leash, denying her college, freedom, and love. But, it could just be that Jana and God haven't found Mr. Right.