12 Tips for Dating in Your 30s

Katie Sweeney

Whenever I catch reruns of Sex and the City, I’m always a little shocked to realize that I’m the same age as Carrie and her friends. When the show debuted in 1998, I was 17, and it ran for six seasons until I was 23. Now when I watch it, as a single and fabulous(!) woman in her 30s, it hits a little closer to home. I identify much more with the characters and their struggles. Why? Because dating in your 30s is very different from dating in your 20s. The playing field is narrower; if you want kids, the biological clock is ticking; and as you're older, you’re naturally carrying around a lot more baggage. 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. If you’ve recently become single or just turned 31 and are beginning to notice how dating has changed, you came to the right place. Here are 12 tips for dating in your 30s.

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