Not dating in your 20s
"Cognitive development is done after the age of 25 and as executive functioning comes into play connecting today's actions with tomorrow's desires begins to be the driving force in healthy people's lives.
People discover what they want and start seeking partners who can give it to them." Because your goals after 30 may be quite different than your dating goals from your 20s, dating apps may not be the best bet for meeting people.
"It seems that around age 30, men start looking for younger women to date, which narrows the dating pool significantly.
"When women are over 30 they also have to accept the reality that many of the men who are their age have now started dating women who are younger than they are," said Ryan."Now, in your 30s, priorities are changing, biological realities are setting in and your focus is to find someone with whom you can build a life and have children." It isn't just that the dating pool is smaller after 30, it's also that your brain has literally changed since you were 21 and sidling up to the hottie at the bar."Brain development is the primary reason dating after 30 is so different," said David Ezell, the clinical director at Darien Wellness.Most people go through a re-evaluation of life around early 30s on what they really care about and what they want they want out of life," said Dr.
Wyatt Fisher, a licensed psychologist in Colorado and founder of a niche dating site.
"I would certainly say [apps like Tinder are] more for a good time than forever, but that has changed for me in my 30s, I'm not interested in that." While dating in your 20s may mean a lot of compromise and dating people who have very different values than you, by the time you hit 30 those days are over.