Post # 152
Ye olde thread… but I ended a five year relationship that was toxic in my late 20s – people told me that it was “so brave” to re-enter the dating pool. That is RIDICULOUS!
I met my current SO at 31. He is the one for me.
I currently have a friend who is struggling with whether or not to end a long term relationship because of a fear of it being too late – I’m trying to stay out of it but I don’t believe that anybody should stay in a bad situation out of fear of being alone.
Post # 153
We were in high school, I was 18 and he was 16 when we first met and started dating.
Don’t settle just because you feel like you should at your age. You are still young and you don’t need to just marry yor fi out of convenience. I hope you guys can work out whatever it is that is plagueing your relationship, but if you don’t, don’t despair. Lots of women start their lifes in their 30’s or are starting over and it might seem hard but it is not impossible. My sister is separated and she is going on 34 and I know if she doesn’t work it out with her husband, she sill be getting back out there. My friend is separated and getting a divorce from her husband and is dating and she is 31. She feels so refreshed and happier.
Post # 154
@joygirl: I met my SO when i was 31, now I’m 34. No ring yet but I’m optimistic about the future. Narrow miss Joygirl, you should feel proud for not settling for less than you deserve. I wouldn’t 😉
Post # 155
You are going to be ok. I didn’t meet my Fiance until I was 31. I had only been in one other long term relationship. I am soooooooooooooo glad I waited for the right one and couldn’t be happier with the way things worked out!
Post # 156
We were both 35 when we met? At that point I was resigned to being single the rest of my life, and then this wonderful guy came along – so much better than guys that I would settled for in the past.
Post # 157
I was 31 with I met my Fiance. I was very briefly engaged when I was 21, but we realized that we were way too young and grew apart. For the next decade I had a few semi-serious relationships, but nothing over a year and nothing even close to marriage. Then I happened across my Fiance and neither one of us was looking for a relationship. We started as friends, hanging out and going to dinner (mostly dutch.) Then one day a few months after meeting, we realized we had crossed over the friend threshold. We are getting married in October and we will both be 33 years old. 30 and single is not the end of the martial road. Keep your head up honey!
Post # 158
I was only 15 years old when we first met. I thought he was so charming, but he was far to shy to talk to girls. We became friends and kept in contact once he went off to college. Once I was in college we rekindled our feelings for eachother in February of ’08 but it took a few more bad eggs before I decided to give him a chance. Finally in November of ’08 he finally asked me out. And thankfully we have been together every day since and are now planning our weddinf for next April! I could not be happier. He is so much more then a dream come ture! 😀
Post # 159
I was 38, he was 40. Second marriage for us both.
My first marriage I was young at 20. I got married because it was the right thing to do and he was a nice guy. 13 years later we had both changed and became more friends than husband and wife and split up when I was 33. I spent the next couple of years dating and in and out of semi serious relationships until Nov of 2010 when I decided that I needed to be single and wait for the one. In popped Rob out of nowhere in July 2011 and we started dating in September, engaged in Nov and going to be married in August. I wonder what took us so long to find each other BUT I am so glad now we did. He is honestly everything I could ask for in a man and I cannot wait to marry him.
I don’t regret having my children with my former husband because he is a great dad but I wish sometimes that I was able to have a child with my future husband. Health issues after my last child prevented that from happening but he is a great step dad and is going to adopt my youngest child who was born out of one of the semi serious relationships post divorce who’s dad is not in his life.
Everything happens for a reason.
Post # 160
We were both 24. We are now getting married at 32.
Post # 161
Met at 28, engaged at 31, married at 33. Kismet.
Post # 162
@joygirl: i was 37 fi was 33
Post # 163
We were both 11 years old 🙂
Post # 165
I was 30 and will be 34 when we get married.