How old were you when you started dating?
Do you feel that there is a specific age or age range when people should start to date?
Why Iím asking these questions:
I just finished college and Iím 24 years old. Iím about to turn 25 in about six and a half months. Iíve never been in a relationship, nor have I gone out on a single date. My situation never really bothered me too much up until now. All my close female friends are either engaged or married at the moment, and I feel like Iím going to snap. Donít get me wrong, Iím sincerely happy for all of them, but at the same time my life has gotten pretty sad. This is mainly because everyone keeps bombarding me with a ton of questions about my personal life. Everyone keeps picking at me for still being single and I get a lot of jokes about becoming a spinster. Maybe, Iím being overly sensitive but itís pushing me to my breaking point. I also think that my friend who recently sent me a text message telling me she was engaged with a picture of her hand wearing an engagement hasnít helped my situation either. It was the 4th engagement Iíve heard about/dealt with in the past month.
I have had my share of girly conversations with my friends where Iíve jokingly asked time and again ďwhy am I still single?Ē but other than that, I havenít been too concerned with the fact that I havenít dated anyone up until now. I really donít want to become that sad girl who is always whining about being single.
I do want to date, get married, and have kids someday, but I just donít know how that is going to happen when Iíve had no indication of a romantic future at all. When I was in high school and single, people used to tell me Iíd meet someone when Iím in college. I just finished college, and now Iím wondering where do I go from here?
I get a lot of clichť answers from my friends about there being the perfect man out there for me, and I just got to be patient until I find him. However, itís a little uncomfortable when facing the reality of things. A lot of these friends giving advice found their Mr. Perfects long before they became my age, and I still havenít gotten my foot in the door towards anything yet.
I donít want to gauge my life by the progress of others, but Iím just feeling a little panicked at the moment. I know there are several single people out there who are my age or older, and I wonder how many of them have had zero experience with dating and relationships.
Sorry if this was too long, thanks for reading.