Dating is different for different age groups. For instance, the majority of people who are dating in their 50s are looking for a serious, mature relationship – but when it comes to dating in your 20s, this isn’t always the case. Lots of young people aren’t sure about what they want, and they don’t have enough relationship experience to always know when they are in an unhappy relationship.
Can you relate to this? If so, you are not alone – and you can still have a wonderful dating experience! Here are five useful dating tips for people in their 20s.
1. Lots of people are scared of commitment
Lots of people pretend to be scared of commitment so that they can lead people on, but there are also a lot of people in their 20s who are genuinely scared of commitment. This is often because their first serious relationship ended, and they are worried about falling hard and fast again. So if you are scared of commitment, remember that so are lots of other people – but you should try to work on this fear if you actively dating, as you could hurt other people.
2. What you want will change
You may have a checklist of all the things you want in relationship, but it is likely that this list will change over the next few years.
3. You shouldn’t stay in a relationship without a future
Not every relationship has an end goal of marriage; some relationships are more casual and fun. However if you are in an unhappy relationship without a future you should leave. This can be very difficult, especially if it is your first serious relationship, but if not you could waste years with someone who doesn’t make you very happy.
4. Settling is easy… but you shouldn’t
It is very, very easy to settle – but you should avoid doing this in your 20s. After all, the pressure to settle down gets more and more intense with every decade, but it isn’t as intense in your 20s as you still have lots of time to meet someone. So avoid settling if you know you could be happier!
5. You and your friends will go through some serious low points
It is likely that both you and your friends will go through difficult points as you date in your 20s. Break-ups, cheating and jealousy can all occur, and this can be very painful – but remember that you always have each other to provide love and support.