If you're ready to start dating later in life or someone who started after you friends, it can be easy to feel like you're the only one. I promise— you're not. There's nothing wrong with entering the dating game a little later than average. In fact, a lot of my friends didn't start to date until their mid to late 20s— and quite a few of them are hitting 30 without have ever being in a relationship. They are amazing, lovely, sex people who will totally find a relationship if they want one, they just haven't yet. And that's totally OK.
"I think that the best thing a person who starts dating later in life can do is to try not to be terribly self-conscious about it," relationship therapist Aimee Hartstein, LCSW tells Bustle. I know that men and women who haven’t dated much in their youth can feel like they are at a real disadvantage compared to those who have had more “practice” but the truth is, lots of the early daters haven’t had great experiences anyway! It’s not like the people who dated in their teens and early 20’s have perfected the art of dating and relationships!" No, no we certainly have not.
So don't stress about it. But there are a few things you should be aware if you start dating later. Here are some tips: