Dating and relationships for the women of tomorrow
"Your pool of girlfriends also shrinks because many of them are now married and/or have children, so they are less inclined to want to go out for half-price Margaritas with you on a Tuesday." With fewer potential partners to choose from and no wing woman, things can be a little tough.
After 30, many experts agree that women are more interested in commitment than ever before.
While I count myself lucky that I haven't been on the market for several years (I swear I'm not rubbing it in), many of my friends have become increasingly frustrated by how difficult dating is, especially after 30."Now, in your 30s, priorities are changing, biological realities are setting in and your focus is to find someone with whom you can build a life and have children." It isn't just that the dating pool is smaller after 30, it's also that your brain has literally changed since you were 21 and sidling up to the hottie at the bar."Brain development is the primary reason dating after 30 is so different," said David Ezell, the clinical director at Darien Wellness.But what makes dating after 30 different from dating in your 20s? I spoke to dating and relationship experts as well as women who are navigating dating after 30 to find out what's so different and how to make it easier.According to the Pew Research Center, the average age for marriage in the United States in 2011 was 27 for women and 29 for men, so by the time we hit 30 a lot of our friends and potential mates are already in committed relationships.
"The 20-something scene typically means going to a loud bar to meet singles.