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

May 8, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. ET

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."

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5. 20s: His charm gives you butterflies.

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30s: His charm gives you acid reflux.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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9. 20s: You fight because he cheated.

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

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10. 20s: You hope you get laid.

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30s: You hope you stay awake.

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

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

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

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30s: "Peace. Out."

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