When you’re young, dating is very simple and innocent. Usually, you want to be with the person simply because you like him/her. It’s typically more fairy-tale like.
However, when you’re older, attraction is not enough (if you’re looking for something serious). There are way more things that play a factor in whether you would want to be with a person for the long term.
Would you want the person to be the mother/father of your child?
Is he/she financially stable?
Does he/she want kids?
Could you stand living with him/her?
Is he/she supportive of your goals and dreams?
And so on.
You might say, “Well, that’s not true. I don’t think about that stuff when I’m dating.” Haha. I think this highly depends on your age and how serious you are. If you’re just looking for fun and something short term, it definitely wouldn’t matter. However, if you’re at an age where you feel pressured or you want to settle down, then the answers to these questions are actually very important. Continue reading “Dating: Young vs Old.”