If you are in your twenties and want to someday find yourself in a loving, committed relationship, understand that you don’t have all the time in the world.
It takes time to figure out what you value in a life partner—I'm not talking about whether he eats organic, too, but whether he shares the same core beliefs.
For me, my impression of online dating has always been an older crowd looking for something more serious. Before I got married, I tried just about every dating site out there.
When we are twentysomething and young, dating with reckless abandon can have the same strange appeal—there’s a thrill in diving in backwards and blind and telling the stories afterward.
The problem was, he never really exhibited any of these qualities.
When we got to discussing more meaningful things in life (yes, I broke the twentysomething rules by broaching sensitive topics too early), he started calling less.
We danced, played tennis, and had seriously good banter.
This led me to believe we were meant to be, and I assigned to him all the other qualities I was looking for in a mate: depth, character, a willingness to commit, etc.