Once you get to your 30s, there are a lot of societal expectations. First on the list is having a family, or at least being in a serious relationship. This is when relatives and friends ask you about a “wife” or “husband” every time you meet. It can be quite frustrating especially when you have similar concerns about yourself. Being single in your 30s is never easy. It seems like you don’t fit in anywhere and it gets harder to find a potential partner. Here are some things no one tells you about being single in your 30s.
- People Will Judge You
People tend to assume that when you reach 30, your life automatically falls into place. However, this isn’t always the case and some 30-year-olds tend to catch up a bit later in life. This doesn’t stop people from judging your lifestyle. They may think that you’re not mature enough or don’t want to act your age simply because you’re still single.
- You May Start To Panic
Most people expect to have their feet firmly on the ground in their 30s. Therefore, when this doesn’t happen, some people tend to go into panic mode. Dating becomes more like a job interview since they don’t want to waste any more time. However, panicking may make you scare some great potential partners away or may make you settle for the wrong person.
- You’ll Feel Lonely
Being single in your 30s can be a lonely experience. Relationships may seem so far out of reach yet to see so many happy couples online and in real life. This makes some people feel isolated and feel as if they’ll never find love. Additionally, going on many unsuccessful dates can also lead to feelings of loneliness and despair. How To Cope With Loneliness
- Your Friends Will Try To Set You Up With Anybody
At this time, many of your close friends might already be married or in serious relationships. So, they’ll want the same for you. They’ll call you in the wee hours of the night to tell you that they gave their spouse’s sister’s brother-in-law your number and how they are a right fit for you. The best thing you can do is play along because they’ll never stop until you get a boyfriend/girlfriend. You can also be blunt and just tell them you are not interested in being hooked up or maybe ask them to read this article – 6 Ways To Support Your Single Friends (And Family) Throughout The Years
- Dates Are More Sophisticated
It’s not all gloom and doom being single in your 30s. On the upside, dates are more mature and sophisticated. Most people you’ll meet in your age group have developed better taste and are into more grown-up activities. Additionally, your confidence is at an all-time high which may challenge your dates to put their best foot forward. 10 Signs You’re In A Situationship
- You Need To Heal Your Wounds
It’s a bitter pill to swallow but your past relationships and old wounds might be the reason you’re single in your 30s. Unfortunately, most people prefer to sweep their issues under the rug rather than address them. This only leads to a never-ending cycle that threatens the future of your relationships. Experts recommend going to therapy to resolve these issues in order to have a healthy dating life or you can also put in the work to resolve your unresolved issues. 6 Things They Don’t Tell You About Therapy
- Age Is Just A Number
At the end of the day, age doesn’t really matter and you shouldn’t rush to be in a relationship simply because you’re in your 30s. This also applies when you’re dating. Don’t brush off people simply because they’re “too young” or “too old”. That younger or older person may be the one you’re destined to be with.