Maybe you're happy with your pattern — you're a blissful serial monogamist or a sometime-dater — but for the rest of you who've had it UP TO HERE ... When it comes to love, your gut (and by gut, we mean vagina) can sometimes lead you astray.
Try out the shy guy whose sense of humor you have to draw out.
Translation: you’re trying too hard and it’s not hot. Everything we do prepares us for something else, for better and for worse.Age is just a number—it only matters when you make it matter.When I was in my mid-20s, I wanted a guy who drove a nice car and who could afford to take me to a fancy restaurant.Bonus: a happy, confident, fulfilled individual is an attractive one. The proverbial pool has shrunk, with more of your peers in long-term relationships or marriages, and with your social circle feeling smaller.(You probably don’t attend a weekly pub night with your sorority sisters anymore.) With fewer fish to choose from — and likely a busier schedule that keeps you from leisurely bumping into Mrs. Right — now is a good time to give online dating a shot. Say goodbye to the rules, the formulas and the ticking clocks.I decided to write the ending to a chapter of my life, the beginning of the end, as it were. That being said, be ready to see them; stay open and choose your concessions carefully.I wanted to start the next (possibly painful) adventure in the little journey of my life I like to call “my current reality.” As much as I didn’t want to go there again (or, let’s be honest, to don something other than yoga pants), it was time. There is a difference between a compromise and settling, a one. This means that if your messaging pattern goes from phone blowing up to you staring at it, nonstop, checking to make sure it’s working, you are pretty much done there, sweetheart.The number of single friends is dwindling, so there is also more pressure to be coupled up.Dating is hard at any age, but even more so in your 30s. One of my girlfriends is 35, and she just married a 27-year old. Date the less-than-dapper dude who might not be the best arm candy.Quite frankly, that applies to being in the relationship iself, too. Maybe it means you have to deal with his neat-freak tendencies, or perhaps you earn more than he does.