The dating world can feel overwhelming for just about anyone stepping into it. Whether you’ve been on the dating scene for awhile, or you’re recently out of a relationship and finally ready to start meeting new people, the issues that go along with dating may seem cliche and stereotypical, but they are very real. These issues especially ring true for women in the world of dating.
Dating issues for women tend to begin before a first date even happens. We’ve reached a point in society where as a woman, if you aren’t coupled up with someone by a certain age, there is a specific stigma that goes along with it. We may be better at hiding that sort of stigma than ever before, but it’s still there, and can bring serious issues to a lot of women, and their overall mental health.
For example, a woman who is 30 years old, and single, may see many of her friends in committed relationships, or even married. While for some women, things like this aren’t a big deal, it can really affect others with an overwhelming feeling of loneliness, and even bring on issues of self-doubt, and insecurities.
The average age for people getting married is at an alltime high in the world right now, at 27 for women, and 29 for men. So, even though society has leaned toward acceptance of later, more mature relationships, it hasn’t yet been able to let go of the stereotypes that surround them.
If you’re a woman who is still single, or has an active dating life, you’re certainly not alone – no matter your age! If there is one ‘positive’ side to the world of dating nowadays, it’s that it has become more transparent than ever. Thanks to advances in technology (dating websites, etc.), as a woman you have more of an opportunity to get to know someone before actually meeting them than ever before, which can lead to less awkward or unsuccessful dates in the long run.
There’s no reason to feel as though everyone is in a relationship except you. If that were the case, there wouldn’t be millions of people registered for those online dating sites alone, not to mention all of the perfectly fine single people who choose not to go that route. Feelings of loneliness can be normal if you’re looking for someone to share your time with, but as a woman, it’s important to take charge of your dating life, and face any issues that might arise head on.
When it comes to being a woman with an active dating life, the most important thing you can do is focus on yourself, and your feelings, and not look at the lives of those closest to you, whether they’re already in a relationship or not. Advice from friends and family can be useful, but when you’re looking for love, a woman’s intuition is usually the best navigator you can count on.