The number of single friends is dwindling, so there is also more pressure to be coupled up.
Dating is hard at any age, but even more so in your 30s. One of my girlfriends is 35, and she just married a 27-year old.
"You can be with your partner for 50 years, but nobody will be able to meet your expectations unless you share them," she says. You feel sick, you can't eat, you don't know what you are thinking and feeling, but you are thinking excessively. You are in your first four weeks of dating someone.You feel happy, you feel sad, you feel unsettled, you worry, you are ecstatic. The first thing that can happen with a date is that you feel trepidation before the event.But, the fact that Valentine's Day is technically a calendar holiday is no reason to speed anything up, or put extra pressure on yourself or your relationship, no matter what stage you and your partner are in, she says.And more importantly, you don't need to pretend like you're living in a bunker and are completely oblivious to the passage of time like some overly chill "cool girl" — you know what day it is.