Dating in your late twenties

05-Apr-2014 21:05

They have little interest in parties, going out, the kind of things single people do when they want to meet people.

Quick as a flash, from the age of 25 onwards you started to see more and more friends announcing engagements on Facebook. early babies (at least, it seems that way to the rest of us who can’t even imagine being married yet).

You try to have fun while dating, but it's getting old. Dating in your late thirties means you're swimming in a dating pool in which quite a few of the men have chips on their shoulders after divorces, or an unwanted lengthy bachelorhood.

Not to mention you'll meet a man thinking, The games are alive and well at all ages.

Here are the six similarities between avocado and dating in your twenties: 1. You knew it in your soul that when you cut into that avocado it wasn’t ready. Even after feeling the hard exterior of its shell you decided to go for it anyway. And don’t even try to talk your way out of this one because you KNEW that the avocado wasn’t ready, dude. You were too scared to commit to the avo and now you’ve left it too late. The Ewok fetish and gross grey specks are parts of the avo. Sometimes you miss eating guacamole, but not really because Guac was really just an asshat. Your friends are all avocado-crazy, and you just don’t get it. You have no idea what all the fuss is about, and why people are willing to spend so much time and money on this weird, pretty-much-tasteless food.

So really you only have yourself to blame for it not working. It was sitting there on your benchtop, being pretty and soft and vulnerable and all it wanted was to be yours. Shame on you for trying to remove the avo’s imperfections. That’s okay, it’s something you’ll probably grow to want in a few years’ time, and if you don’t that’s totally cool, some people will never want an avo, that’s A-OK!

You’re fully aware that this avocado, as great and perfect as it is, isn’t THE ONLY avocado for you out there. I really, really hope someone out there appreciates the fact that I actually photoshopped a pair of avocados into a photo of Alexis Ren and Jay Alvarrez.

Men in their mid-thirties become viable dating prospects.

It can be discouraging, and everyone tells you, "Oh, you're still so young. " But it seems like you'd have a better shot at winning the lottery than finding the right match. Giving up is for quitters and you aren't a quitter.

Love is out there for everyone at any age, whether you're fifteen or eighty-five.

It took sacrifice, effort, and focus – but you took the time and found a career that keeps you, if not always 100% motivated, at least interested for now. Somewhere fashionable with friends on a Saturday afternoon?

Now you’re thinking about where you might meet a guy to share it with. And suddenly the worrying truth hits you: You realise that your social scene these days consists mostly of dinners with OTHER couples, or quiet nights in with flatmates watching a movie, or even just weekends catching up on errands and being in your apartment. You don't have the energy to actually go to bars and meet new people. Because all that really means is you'll have to go to all his shows (see #1).6. If a guy flakes on one date, he's pretty much dead to you. You don't immediately dish to your friends about a new guy you're dating. Secondly, all your friends are too busy Gchatting you all the wedding dresses they're choosing between.15.