Dating in your 30s
Long gone are the days when you’d meet someone through mutual friends or at a social gathering – most initial contact for people past their 20s seems to happening online. Whether it’s on a dating website such as eHarmony.com or match.com, more and more singles are logging on in the hopes of finding love.This is not a bad turn of events, just very different than our parents and their parents viewed the dating scene. Thirty-something’s are career driven and busy, so going to a bar or parties during the week are out of the question. They want these dating sites to do the leg work for them – and it’s as simple as turning on a computer and being able to sort through and pick from a variety of attractive singles right at their fingertips.Dating sites screen potential matches for subscribers, then allow them to either ignore or contact from a pool of people with similar interests and hobbies. Then it’s up to you what you do with the potential dates – most choose an informal initial meeting, such as coffee or a drink, just to see if there is a “spark” and they’d like to share a meal and more conversation with the person.Don’t fret, 30-somethings – there are a ton of successful relationships that have started online. And if you are old-fashioned, you can always stick to dating the way your parents did!