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12 Ways dating in your 30s is totally different than your 20s

Krissy Brady is a women’s health + lifestyle writer who’s so out of shape, it’s like she has the innards of an 80-year-old. Instead of learning how to crochet, she decided to turn her emotional baggage into a writing career (genius, no?)...

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

As much as I miss the idea of my 20s, I'm finding my 30s much more enjoyable — especially the dating part. Sure, your 20s are all about having fun, making questionable choices, defining who you are and figuring out what you want, but all of that fun having, mistake making, self defining and life figuring is effing exhausting, wouldn't you agree? Your 30s are just better across the board. Not only are you comfier with who you are, the shit you put up with while dating in your 20s no longer applies (nor does listening to songs with sirens in them)

1. 20s: Your type is handsome, funny, charming, strong, sensitive...

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30s: Your type is employed.

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2. 20s: "I hope he likes me."

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30s: "I hope he pays."

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3. 20s: You choose your outfit based on level of sexiness.

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30s: You choose your outfit based on level of stretchiness.

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4. 20s: "Maybe I can change his mind."

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30s: "Pffft, whatevs. Your loss."

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

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More: The 7 sad truths of dating someone who lives with his parents

5. 20s: His charm gives you butterflies.

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

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30s: His charm gives you acid reflux.

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

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6. 20s: "Wow, you're in a band?!"

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

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30s: "Oh. You're in a band."

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7. 20s: "He has so much potential, you know?"

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

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30s: "Remember when I couldn't tell the difference between laziness and potential?"

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

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8. 20s: "He's just a flirt."

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

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30s: "He's just an asshole."

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

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More: 6 Ways new couples ruin a relationship before 5 dates

9. 20s: You fight because he cheated.

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

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30s: You fight because he didn't do the dishes.

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

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10. 20s: You hope you get laid.

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30s: You hope you stay awake.

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

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11. 20s: "Oh yeah, right there! You're amazing!"

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

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30s: "A little to the left. No, other left."

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

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12. 20s: "He's so interesting and complicated. DRAMAAA!"

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

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30s: "Peace. Out."

Dating in your 30s is a whole different bag of tricks

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