Dating in your 30s
That means your best bet is to maximize the most highly-datable options in the least amount of time, says Steinberg.The best way to do this is to approach this part of your life with as much intention and effort as you would, say, your friendships or career."I think you can afford to do that in your twenties," she says."Those relationships, in fact, can teach you a lot."Now that you (hopefully) know a red flag when you see it, don't let that knowledge bank of toxic partners go to waste."You have to decide how much time you can give to each of your priorities, and how much of you want to give to each priority," says Carpenter."As professional opportunities start to arise, you'll have to make decisions.Here's how to take stock of your goals, make some strategic changes and get long-term satisfaction out of love and life.In your 20s, you were probably dreaming up what would be the pinnacle of your career life, because, why not?
"Don't spend years, or even months, with guys who are clearly commitment-phobic, wish-washy or emotionally unavailable," says Steinberg.Actively position yourself to meet like-minded guys who are likely looking for legit, long-term relationships.