But when he didn’t call or text the next day, I started to stew. I soon decided that pending illness hadn’t ended the evening brusquely. I found this odd and disconcerting because in my regular life, I’m a content and competent woman. So why, then, this instant and deeply convincing I-am-flawed response?
I don’t know about anyone else but if you’re single in your late twenties and early thirties, dating seems like a rat race.As if there is some invisible set of life rules and societal ideals we all must adhere to because .And for those of us who opted to earn degrees and pursue our professional careers first, it can push dating and relationships right out of the picture arbitrarily.There seemingly isn’t very many men left to choose from in the dating pool after 30, and even fewer who meet the requirements that you may have.The majority of men are either already married or in a relationship, with children. And after you’ve dedicated years and years of your life and tens of thousands/hundreds of thousands of dollars in accumulated student debts to get to where you are now/are going, so naturally you’d prefer a man to be at the same level as you financially and academically. Men know and are fully aware that the pickings are slim.
And this is extremely time consuming and difficult.