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Being single in your 30s isn’t bad luck, it’s a global phenomenon

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The first time Lauren Jarvis-Gibson started to freak out over being alone was when she was in her mids. Still, even recognizing the social pressure at play, the thought weighed on her: Will I never find someone right for me? How do you convince yourself of that when your anxiety around being single is at its peak?

If you crave companionship, ask yourself: Are there other ways to meet my social needs? If you miss physical touch, a hug from a good friend does wonders.

Stay focused in the present, said Rachel Kazez , a Chicago-based therapist and founder of All Along , a program that helps people understand mental health and find therapy. Outside of dating, cast a wider net by joining a group or taking a class that interests you. You might not meet your future S. Instead, focus on all you can do on your own, said Duley. Their appreciation for who they are expands, and their awareness of what they want and deserve in a partner increases.

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Late last year I read this post by Garance Dore and was deeply moved by it. I think about being single in my 30s a lot these days. It being my grown up life. I imagined having met the guy and gotten married and had a kid or two by this point. In high school and college and out of college I dated plenty.

By the time you reach your 30s, many of your friends will have paired off. Some will even have children. And while family life certainly has its merits, not everyone is ready for it at the same time—if ever.

Photo by Stocksy. I know what it's like to be single in your 30s—most of the time, it's pretty great. Sure, there will always be situations and occasions that seem to draw a lot of unwanted attention to the fact that you're currently unattached weddings, holidays, cooking for one, and figuring out how to best answer the question, "So, why are you still single? Do I want to meet that special someone?

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It tipped me upside down, inside out and floored me! I hope to not have many well, if any more! I know, I know. You have freedom, you have opportunity, you have the right to be as selfish as you like when it comes to your life, hopes, dreams, desires. You have the freedom to be experimental, you can travel, see friends, you can date to your hearts content or you can throw yourself into your passions and work. You can do whatever you want. If your ultimate goal relationship-wise is to find a partner to settle with, brilliant!

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Researcher Nancy Smith-Hefner was chatting to university students in the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, when she noticed a trend. Smith-Hefner was struck by some problems faced by those following that path. The young women were trying to fit so much into a small window of opportunity that it sometimes seemed impossible. Having concentrated on graduating and working hard, they ended up wondering how to find a partner with whom to start a family. Sometimes, this state went on and on, becoming a source of stress and disappointment.

The first time Lauren Jarvis-Gibson started to freak out over being alone was when she was in her mids.

I am officially the last single person in my friend group. How did this happen? It feels like just yesterday we were being rejected from Raya , and now suddenly everyone is scouting for wedding venues upstate —except me. When I was younger, I took it for granted that my friends would always be available for hungover brunches and emergency threesomes.

How Did I Become the Last Single Person in My Friend Group?

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What Every Woman Needs To Know About Being Single In Her 30s I know what it's like to be single in your 30s—most of the time, it's pretty great. Sure, there.

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