Dating advice for women in their thirties
); actually putting yourself out there at events and activities where you're likely to meet people; tapping into your network of friends for set-ups; and so on.
"It's about taking action, in more ways than one," she says.
So while you should keep those sky-high goals close to your heart, you also have to hold yourself accountable for not missing out on something else you really want—like marriage and kids."I think you can afford to do that in your twenties," she says."Those relationships, in fact, can teach you a lot."Now that you (hopefully) know a red flag when you see it, don't let that knowledge bank of toxic partners go to waste.If you're looking for marriage or biological babies, says Steinberg, your job is to recognize these zero-potential guys early and often.
"Don't spend years, or even months, with guys who are clearly commitment-phobic, wish-washy or emotionally unavailable," says Steinberg.The less time you spend with a dead-end dude, the more room you'll have to pace the relationship with a guy who seems like a potential winner.