Dating in your late 30s
Our generation doesn’t believe in wasting precious minutes on providing a polite rejection to an inquiring individual.
If you're lucky enough to make it past the initial profile screening, be prepared for the fact your date is likely dating other people as well.
With apps like Plenty of Fish and Ok Cupid, finding a potential partner is based first on looks, and second on personality or connection.
You also likely have fewer single friends, so there's more pressure to couple up. One of my girlfriends is 35 and she just married a 27-year-old.
Well, that’s not really the dream for our generation anymore.
We value our freedom; our attention spans have shortened, and we are accustomed to instant gratification. What this means for dating is you need to learn to go with the flow. Your dating pool may seem limited because you don’t quite fit in with the late-30s or early-40s crowd who have lives that resemble your parents’. Go out with a date younger than yourself when you need an exciting night out on the town.
During the 10 years before turning 30, I was in relationships where I couldn't be committed to or supportive of my partners.
Like a classroom, life was teaching me what love was all about.
However, they’re not a good mix for someone who has lived and learned from life’s lessons that can only be served up in career jobs, independent living and lost loves.