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— Sarah For me, after much trial, and a whole lot of error, I’ve learned this: never settle. Don’t waste your time on men who just want to play games or who are on a whole different wavelength than you.

Just because they too might be in their 30s, doesn’t mean they’re in the same place as you are.

In my 20s, I would have seen right through these over-eager men, but in my 30s sometimes I’m so focused on finding what I want that I fall for these over-the-top promises with the wrong person.

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— Erin I am not interested in dating a guy who has kids. I’ve done it before, and I’m not interested in doing it again. I didn’t appreciate being lied to or being lied to about something as precious as children. In my 20s, I went out with the intention of just having fun, but once I hit 30 I realized I wanted to find a responsible partner.

(My heart was broken when my last boyfriend and I broke up, and I never got to see his daughter again after I’d been a big part of her life for a year.) So, before I go out with a guy, I ask. Most recently, I asked the guy point blank, and he replied that he had no kids. After dinner, when we walked out of the restaurant, I explained that I would not be staying to walk around, and I was going home. I got a text a few minutes later in which he apologized for offending me and not being honest. So I usually decide pretty quickly if I see a future with the guys I date.

But overall, I’m glad I waited because I was not confident enough to find the right partner in my 20s.

I had a lot to learn a lot about myself — and now I feel confident I will know if a man is an actual good fit for me, not just because we like the same sports team or band.

It will help you both respect your time (You have other things to do!

People to see, exercise, lounging, and recharging…) and make sure you’re prioritizing other things (at least down the road) that matter to you. Don’t feel the need to stay on a date if you don’t want to. -Katie There is a lot of internal pressure dating in your 30s.

And starting this year, I had to make a conscious effort to take a step back from driving to the suburbs every weekend and actually put the effort into finding a partner.

So far I haven’t had much luck, but I have realized there are still good people out there. Everyone has their own settled life, and sometimes I have breakdowns over it and have to convince myself that it’s okay to be single.

Check our list of some of the common romantic missteps young women make; laugh, cry, reminisce…and try to avoid them if it isn’t too late!

Dating is f*cking hard — especially when you feel like you’ve “fallen behind” from your friends or you’re the last single person in your friend group.

Suddenly, there’s all this pressure to find someone and you really start to psych yourself out.

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