Dating in your twenties

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When you are in your late 20s and 30s you’ve probably signed up for Tinder, Ok Cupid and more.When you realized those didn’t work, you opted to pay for the more upscale ones, such as, e Harmony or Match.In sixth form, I spent my Fridays underage drinking in a field.At university, I met guys in halls or at the Student Union. Online dating is a bit like shopping in a charity shop.

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You start seeing engagement photos, wedding photos and more baby photos than a Baby Gap catalog. When you were younger, you probably faked a lot of things — reading the assigned chapter for homework, smiles as you saw your old friends from your hometown and orgasms.Afternoons, evenings, and long holidays all become a thing of the past. Until I went to a dating event, and met a 37 year old single woman who did exactly that when she was younger.Suddenly your entire life becomes occupied by this thing called WORK. You have to consciously make the time and effort to date, otherwise life will pass you by.As an ‘adult’ I go on a load more dates, scattergun style, and, if there’s a mutual attraction, maybe kiss and go from there. Rising Expectations When I came back from my gap year, my friends tried to set me up with a guy who was perfect on paper. It is true that as you get older, your expectations get higher. There’s no shame in being single while you wait for the right one!The rules have changed and I’m still figuring out what they are. Mr Perfect on Paper was quite good looking, successful, we had a lot in common, and the same sense of humour. You Have to Make Dating A Priority A funny thing happens after you graduate. I get 4 weeks off a year, and can only take 2 in one go.

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