The playing field is narrower; if you want kids, the biological clock is ticking; and as you're older, you’re naturally carrying around a lot more baggage.
The number of single friends is dwindling, so there is also more pressure to be coupled up.
And the more intentional I got about the process, the quality of dates rose almost as if by magic, until the wonderful man I’m in a fun and loving relationship with today sat down across from me over tapas on a blind date a few years ago. No more “The goal of this date is to find a husband/wife!
In hopes of sparing you some of those tears and years of dragging yourself joylessly through the dating gauntlet, here are: 1. If you’re demanding that your date show up a certain way, you’ll miss the opportunity to enjoy what’s actually in front of you.
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Millennials may get a bad wrap for posting "selfies" and texting 24/7, but the generation born after 1977 has wisdom to impart on building relationships.
The lesson: "When you're attracted to a guy, go for it." In addition to bucking shame about sex, Kelly Campbell, Ph D, associate professor of psychology at California State University, San Bernardino, points out, "Our bodies change as we age, and so do our preferences. See what feels good and what doesn't so you can communicate that to your partner."2. Jumping into the dating pool calls for high self-esteem, and Millennials know that well. Campbell says the best way to boost your self-image is to spend time on activities that improve it.