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Old Today, 10:17 PM
 
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29 is still young. I didn't marry until my 30s and I'm glad that I got to have experiences with men prior to being tied down.

I'd recommend online dating, it widens the dating pool considerably.
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Old Today, 11:35 PM
 
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I think "don't settle" is poor advice. Everyone settles to some degree, and no one's partner is perfect. Evaluate what is truly important to you in a partner; also it doesnt make sense to hang onto a poorly compatible relationship. And the older you get, the more you will likely have to settle if getting married and having kids is a high priority. I'd guess that as you get older, a growing proportion of your prospective dating pool won't be as interested in marriage and kids. To avoid wasting time, you may want to inquire about some "lifestyle questions" a few dates in.
There's a thing many don't get. There's Settling. Then there's Compromising.

The latter is what people should try to do. The former is how people end up in bad or unfulfilling relationships because they took whatever was available.

With compromising, you are taking the good with the bad. You genuinely like someone and you want to be with them, but accept the flaws & quirks about them- even if you could do without those. lol

With settling, as mentioned, you are just taking something because it's available, but you don't have any attachment or fondness for it. You go out with a person because they wanted you, not because you wanted them.
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