I didn’t think I would be updating my Facebook status to ‘Suddenly Single’ at the age of 31. When you’re in your 30s, most of your friends are either posting engagement/wedding photos or their offspring’s play dates. Here I was – pushing the reset button on my life. Breakups are merciless in that regardless of your age or length of the relationship, it hurts just the same. Call me bias but a breakup in your 30s has that added gut wrenching factor. You’ve done the whole dating scene in your 20s and thought this would be the last guy you’d ever sleep with.
Now that everyone around you seems to have their ducks in a row, you’re starting over solo. Why does 30 and single get such a bad rap?
It depends on who you talk to
We’re Cashed Up!
Unless you have a mortgage or family commitments, it’s likely that you have more disposable income than ever. This means you have more to spend on yourself and an opportunity to make dating really fun. What better way to get to know someone than scuba diving or over a nice meal from a hatted restaurant? Being single in yours 30s can give you the freedom to do that.
The Bridget Jones Theory
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Iona is a Wellness Coach specialising in relationships and dating. She works with single women to write their own love stories.