It didn’t matter how they treated us as long as they wanted us. At 23 I didn’t really think about the future too much when it came to dating and relationships.
Since then I have come to realize my views on dating have changed a lot.So here are a few reasons why dating at 23 is so dramatically different from dating at 29: At 23 you think you know everything.Your must-haves on the dating list consists mainly of are they cute, do they have a good job, their status, what kind of car they drive, and of course, they should have no baggage. Which is why I will no longer date a fuck boy because I rather have a real connection with someone then just an immediate attraction. Yes we all value ourselves, but in a relationship at 23 sometimes we don’t value our worth in that relationship.But there are other ways to meet people that aren't so transparent.Especially if you try to stick to offline dating, it can be difficult to tell if you're actually going on a date or just meeting up.The things I use to think I wanted then just don’t seem as important to me now. It is in large part because you still don’t know yourself.Over the past six years I have changed a lot as a person and the superficial things matter less to me then they once did. Your twenties about discovering who you are as an adult.If I can’t see a future, why waste our time when their Mr. I don’t need to analyze the fact he didn’t reach right for the check or open my door. Dating is so much more enjoyable when you stop analyzing it all.At 23 playing games in the dating world is standard.I felt like Amy Schumer from and saying, “This is Lauren.I think you butt dialed me.” It is this sort of mentality that has made the dating world hard for single twenty-something.