Dating tips for women in their 20s

And I’ve dated women in their mid thirties who have been nowhere close to having their acts together.

I’ve dated younger girls who have had the dispositions of 45 year olds.

Of course, there's a huge difference between dating people in their 20s vs.

their 30s, and men aren't the only ones guilty of tangling with younger mates for recreational reasons. 30-somethings are too tired for happy hour on Fridays. 30-something guys will make you feel better about your own body. 30-somethings will make your bed before they leave. 30-somethings order wine with dinner without looking at the menu.

20-something guys don't understand the concept of a top sheet.

30-something guys shop discerningly for bed sheets.

Sometime between my parents’ generation and my own, our twenties became the time to “find yourself.” To spare ourselves the pangs of waking up one day in an unfulfilling marriage or career, we gifted ourselves a decade of low-pressure dating to figure things out.

New rules for dating during one’s twenties—the details of which no one seems to know—have developed to protect this time of exploration.

(He is very polite.) This led to some shallow relationships that were mostly a waste of time and prolonged his search for me.

Yet, that 26-year-old with the tight abs still thinks you're hot.

So rather than mourn the fact that you're still unattached at 35, recognize what a beautiful opportunity this is to get the best of both worlds. 30-somethings get really excited about their new Tempur-Pedic pillows.

When I first started reading and eventually writing for Girls Chase, one of the things that always surprised me was when writers gave their perspective on dating women who were in their late 20s and 30s, and how different it was from dating women who were in their early 20s.

His style is all about inspiring girls and drawing them into one’s world.