Long gone are the days of blowing your salary on clothes, cocktails and clubs.
Looking for something a little more serious, the rules are different.Don’t be late, ghosting is for kids, share real details on your dating profile and basic manners go a long way. It's tough stuff out there: At times it can feel like a hard slog out there.Between friends trying to set you up and family constantly reminding you that the clock is ticking, the pressure can be rather unpleasant. Feeling hard to get can be a great ego boost, but dating in your 30s is about cutting to the chase. You’ve got the dating landscape dialed: The great thing about dating in your 30s is that you know the ropes by now.Being more comfortable in your skin, it’s about playing to win a partner, not a power play! You know if he’s too smooth it’s not actually charming - and understand your own boundaries and preferences better too - so you don’t need to chase him around the club for affirmation.The uptake has been so significant that today 1 in 3 marriages start off online.
No more standing around a bar sipping on a Chardonnay hoping prince charming will walk in.For women, the sporadic comment referring to the infernal tick-tock of your biological clock or for men, feeling like all the single ladies are already off the market, means that dating in your 30s is tough stuff sometimes. Age appropriate etiquette: It’s a good idea to know how to coordinate a grown-up date.After a long day of work, it’s easier to sit on the sofa than head out for happy hour, but you still want to meet the elusive partner you hope to build a life with. Although dancing until the early hours is still fun from time to time, you would probably prefer a classy bar for a quiet drink to get to know each other, and if you make it to a dinner date, make a little effort to put your best foot forward.We consider your needs and desires in a partner and try to suggest profiles which really do complement your lifestyle, preferences, and personality.We’re serious about you finding a serious partner, and Elite Singles’ members are committed to meeting their match.If you play it right, the best bit is that dating in your 30s can be like having your cake and eating it too. Ain’t nobody got time for that: It turns out once you reach the post 30 age group, time becomes a more valued commodity. There is no time to waste on dead-end dates, and you find yourself choosing quality connections over a larger quantity of good time get-togethers! Deal breakers are actually a real thing: When you were 21, if he didn’t want children, or if she wanted to travel for a few years, it wasn’t a big deal. Now your relationships tend to have more of a future focus and if your goals and values aren’t in line, it’s not worth hanging around for. It’s a bit of a pressure cooker: As the years have passed, friends have settled down, married off and are now even having children.