5 things you should know about dating when you reach 30

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By the time you’re 30, unnecessary drama and heartache is the last thing you need, hence you should be knowing this by now:

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You don’t assume your relationship status

Just because you’ve made out a few times doesn’t mean you are exclusive. By age 30 you know the importance of getting clarity before setting yourself up for disappointment. A simple question like ‘are you seeing someone’ will save you the embarrassment.

Space is a good thing

Author and relationship expert Arthur Aron conducted a study, which suggest’s that you need to intensely love and feel a strong romantic attraction to your partner, but at the same enjoy engaging in self-expanding activities.

it’s okay to do your own things separate from the relationship. Remember, men admire a confident woman.

Flowers are given

No grown woman should be reminding a man that they need to be spoilt. This is a great gesture and shows that he’s thinking about you. You shouldn’t be hoping or wishing that you receive flowers, you should be confident that your man has got this.

He won’t complete you

Yes, you use the phrase “he completes me” often but how true is it? Unless you live in Disney land, a man will not always make you happy. You’ll fight, he’ll annoy and some will break your heart. What’s important is you have self love and that alone will be sufficient.

He won’t change into a prince charming

The manner in which he treats you at the beginning of the relationship will most likely remain the same until the end of the relationship. You understand that you can’t change a person, you can only change yourself.

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