Because of social norms carried around from past generations, women sometimes feel pressured to always be attached to a man.
Being single also usually leads to making and holding more friendships because jealousy of a significant other can pressure people into isolating themselves.
Nico Lang wrote an article identifying several surprising dating statistics.
“The younger and less experienced he is, the more open he’ll be in his relationship with you.”Be forewarned, though: Less baggage can also mean a lack of relationship skills, such as communicating and resolving problems and conflicts, says Melanie Matcek, a matchmaker and relationship coach in San Antonio, TX.
Be selective about your battles and learn to compromise on things that aren’t vital to your relationship, she recommends.
Instead, it is a time where a lot of personal growth and development can be found.
When relationships are prioritized over personal growth, goals are sidelined and the overall success of the student suffers.
“He’s not ready for all of the pressures and responsibilities that go along with a committed relationship because his emotional maturity is not fully developed yet.” He’s either scared of love or loves you but feels like marriage means giving up his freedom, she adds—and that means you could be looking at girlfriend status for the long term.
Your biological clock is ticking away, meanwhile his might not even be turned on.
A longer span of time before he’s reaching for the Viagra.
Sure, you’ll have dinner dates, but also be ready for, say, a 10-mile hike one weekend followed by an indie rock concert the next.
So don’t be surprised if he chooses hanging with his bros over coming over to your place more often than you’d hope he would.