Dating is hard at any age, but even more so in your 30s. “You would think that people get better at treating each other well and mature emotionally as they age, but NOPE.” Another adds, “Lots and lots of unmatched swipes on Tinder.” But, perhaps the most common concern among those looking for love in their 30s is the amount of baggage people come with.
As a woman with a uterus, I know that it’s true, but I also find it a bit reductive. We all falter in our attempts to remain positive and optimistic from time to time when we’re single.
Women are complex and we come to different milestones in life from just about every angle imaginable, with different stories, different baggage and different goals. You eventually fall asleep because you remember that the guy you went on four dates with five years ago got married two years ago and his wife has been posting baby bump updates on Instagram for months now. The possibility of meeting and falling in love with someone who has serious emotional baggage becomes very real. You’re better at everything than you were in your 20s. That’s okay, as long as you can find your way back with the help of friends, family or a therapist.28. You have to decide for yourself how much time you’ll devote to work, your social life, your health and your relationships.
You’re much more likely to have a better perspective on relationships than you did in your infatuated teen years and while, dating is a part of life, you realise it isn’t everything. Less games, more honesty, better dinners,” one user states.
Far and away the best thing about being in my thirties is how sure I feel about myself.
Here are some truths you need to know if you're about to head out into the dating pond in your late 30s. These are the bachelors that hit late-30s and into mid-40s and suddenly realized, "Oh snap! And now that I am all grown up, I think it's time I settled down.