I’m 23. Most of the people I talk to are 23. Somehow, all these 23 year old women have this fear of being forever alone. It’s suddenly time to start thinking about settling because you might not find another person who wants you, so you have to take what you can get. It’s suddenly time to think that if you don’t start dating now (so that you have at least 5 years of relationship experience under your belt), you won’t be able to get married by the magic age of 28. It’s suddenly time to consider the fact that giving birth to a child will become exponentially harder as our age goes up.
Wtf? Can someone explain to me what this strange phenomenon is?
I seriously think that we’re still quite young? I mean, we’re in LA, so it’s definitely acceptable to get married and start a family at a later age. Are my friends maybe influenced by their Asian (mostly Chinese) culture (i.e., it’s blasphemous to be 30 and not married)? Seriously though… who can guarantee that a person’s marriage will not end up in divorce? I don’t mean to be pessimistic, but really… why don’t people understand that marriage is not some sort of destination? Your life doesn’t suddenly become some kind of beautiful fairy tale after marriage. You still have to work on your relationship but with even more complex factors than before (in-laws, children, etc.).
Enjoy your youth! Don’t waste your time worrying about non-issues!