There are different levels of emotional and sexual intimacy, and a host of reasons for why we need both types. Intimacy does not come naturally, which is one of the main reasons why many men and women in their 20s and 30s struggle and fail in their relationships.
Today was a hallmark birthday for me. I turned an age that the numerology folk call the master number. The master number is one where both digits in your age are the same. Such as 11, 22, and for me, 33. It's hard to believe that I am 33. What happened to Sweet 16? I remember that day like it was today. Except my 16th birthday was not the day after a U.S. Election. My mind trips at the thought that I'm now old enough to be the mother of a 16-year-old had I been 16 and pregnant.
This month, we recruited our ever insightful Facebook regulars to help create a list of things every woman should know by 30. It turns out that 30 is not the new 20. (It doesn't even want to be the new 20.) Instead, 30 is when life really starts getting good. Here's what you should know by your third decade to truly make the most of it.
We all have that one friend who went through the breakup she cannot stop talking about. If it was three weeks ago, you get it. It's still raw. If it was three months ago, okay. You figure she and her ex were together for awhile. She thought she'd found The One. Of course it still hurts. But after three months, well, it's time for your friend to shut up already, if you even hang out anymore.
Many outside influences put pressure on women to find a man and settle down. However, many women looking for a spouse find themselves alone and unhappy. But why? You're a great catch. It may in fact be that the way we project ourselves on the outside, doesn't match with our inward desire to be loved and accepted by a man.
15 more dating habits to break by the time you hit the big 3-0.
Being an overgrown child is not sexy. Here are some dating habits to break by the time you turn 30, gathered from our wise staff.
Max Green, 32, who just moved back home from the West Coast, recently told the New York Post, "I moved back in with my parents in August. I was dissatisfied with my job, was thinking of going back to school, and wanted to be close to my family."
It's hard to believe that it's almost been 10 years since we first saw Kelly Clarkson make her music debut on American Idol. Now, the singer is getting ready to enter her 30s and is on the verge of releasing her fifth studio album, "Stronger." So what is it that makes her feel stronger now? Surviving her twenties.
So you know you're not interested in 'serious'. Maybe you've recently divorced, or gone through a break up. Or maybe you're simply focused on other aspects of your life right now. Nonetheless, some part of you is craving sex. BIG time. And you're considering having a casual sexual relationship (or two...or five) cause otherwise, you swear you just might go insane.
Three years ago, when I first started dating after divorce, I felt like I’d arrived on another planet. Not just cause I had no idea how to date again, but because it quickly became apparent that a new ‘phenomena’ had come to town since I’d last visited: Young Men Were Seeking Older Women. And oh yeah - their holsters were full! Dating, Sex and the Older Woman
Ask almost any childless women in her 30s to name five things that have been on her mind lately, and there's a good chance she'll mention her biological clock. It may not be the first thing she names—her career, the economy, saving for a house, her parents' health, the health of her relationship, finishing her dissertation, fitting back into her skinny jeans, and finding someone to share her life with may be getting more of her attention; but for a vast majority of us, the idea of having kids is something we think about nearly as much, if not more, than almost everything else. After all, our biological clocks and the issues of when, whether, and how long we have left to procreate determine so many other variables in our life. And for those of us who wait until our 30s—a quickly growing number of us these days—it's a decision we face when the stakes are especially high.
I am a single woman in her 30s, working as an educator. I find myself not exactly where I want to be: single, on a career-track, but without the family I thought I'd have at this point. Laugh, mock, pity, commiserate with me at my blog at http://datehazard.wordpress.com/ And add your own experiences!