Why Dating Is So Much Better In Your 30s

Sure, you were a little jealous of all your friends who found “The One” early and got married young. Being single in your 30s sounded desperate and pathetic, until you realized how awesome it was. There’s all of the fun and romance without the drama and game playing. Need more proof? Here are 10 reasons why dating in your 30s is so much better than it was in your 20s.

  1. You’re more mature. You’re done playing games, and hopefully so is he. You abandoned all those rules you thought you had to follow in your 20s about how long you had to wait to call and making the first move and now you’re just going after what you want. It’s so liberating, isn’t it?
  2. The sex is better. It’s true what they say, practice makes perfect, so by now you should have reached expert level. Also, you know what you like and you aren’t afraid to ask for it.
  3. You take it more seriously. In your 20s, you weren’t looking for the guy who would make the best husband or father, you were looking for the hottie who could show you a good time. Now you have your priorities in check and don’t have time to waste on dead end relationships.
  4. The dates are better. Peace out, cheap beers and pizza – your dating life now consists of wine tastings and fancy restaurants! On the off chance your date decides to go dutch, you know you can afford your own tab, anyway.
  5. More experience. You used to get so nervous before going out with someone new, but with age came confidence, and now you’ve been around the block enough times to play it cool.
  6. Better opportunities to meet people. You probably feel like there are less places to meet guys in your 30s now that you aren’t attending frat parties every weekend, but we’re talking quality over quantity, here. Sure some happily ever afters started in a bar, but the odds of meeting a stable guy looking for the same things as you are greater at a wedding or a work conference.
  7. You don’t need someone to complete you. You’ve held out this long for Mr. Right, so you definitely aren’t interested in settling now. No need to, anyway – you have this Ms. Independent routine on lock. When the right guy comes along, you’ll know, and until then you’re having a blast getting to know some new people.
  8. You know what you want. And you know how to get it. Your 20s were all about dating a bunch of guys (which you did) and deciding what you do (and definitely do not) want. You made a decade’s worth of mistakes, but finally got the bad boys out of your system.
  9. You’re more stable. Emotionally and financially. You are starting to become your best self which in turn means you will start attracting the best guys.
  10. The stories.  By now, you’ve realized there’s no such thing as a bad date, only great stories for all of your married friends who love living vicariously through your escapades and dating disasters.
Rachael is an award winning stand-up comedienne, freelance writer, and BravoTV superfan. Her Real Housewives tagline is “The only thing bigger than my boobs are my personalities.” In her spare time, she keeps busy catering to the needs of a very spoiled Siberian Husky, (Paris Hilton), cleaning the skeletons out of her closet (to make room for more shoes), and swiping left to everyone on Tinder. Follow her on twitter @therealplandd.