Early 20s dating
Your instincts tell you it isn't going to work, but you stay because you aren't sure what the other option is.As you move through these types of relationships, you begin to see the qualities that not only bring out the best in you, but also the qualities you desire and deserve.Long gone are the days when you abide by the rules of texting or not texting until after a set period of time, or the ambiguous Snapchats to string them along. In your early 20s, parties, one-night stands and meaningless flings are abundant.In a way, dating is a form of entertainment to pass the time and meet new people...As the years tick by, you start to realize there has to be more to dating and relationships than what you've considered in the past.Your priorities shift from being easy breezy, to a serious search for someone who has a similar outlook and vision for life as you. You've invested so much time and energy in going after the guy who is 6-feet tall with the chiseled jaw line and biceps that hug his sleeves.There's no doubt that those guys can have awesome personalities, but you've started to realize, so do the guys who don't fit that mold.
Something genuine and authentic seemed to be missing. Instead of torturing your potential mate and keeping them guessing if you're interested, you let them know where they stand. Instead of the thrill of the chase, you're in it for the thrill of connection.Sometimes it seems easier to move on to than it is to step back and look at what went wrong and what could be repaired.As you move through your 20s, you learn more effective ways of communicating, how to take responsibility for your part in arguments, how to recover from them and how they can actually build a stronger foundation for a relationship.So you've started to look for a spark outside of physical connection.You've seen firsthand that you can have the best of both worlds: a physical and mental/emotional spark. As you move through your early 20s, it's easy to settle out of convenience and fear.