Assuming you're 30 and older, how have your dating standards changed since you were younger? What are your new deal breakers? Is there anything you find attractive now that you didn't before? What are you not willing to put up with? What qualities of potential partners do you find valuable now? Is there anything you despise now, that you used to like?
Most Helpful Guy
I'm married now (got married around 30) so dating is off-limits, but if I pretended like I was single...
>> What are your new deal breakers?
Maybe devout religious beliefs and girls who don't drink any alcohol. When I was young I was more open to dating girls so incompatible with me if they were hot. Now I've been with enough hot girls to kind of be more choosy and avoid those I think would clash with my personality too much.
>> Is there anything you find attractive now that you didn't before?
I think more girls in their 20s are attractive to me now. I used to be more picky. Now almost all slim girls in their 20s are attractive to me.
>> Is there anything you despise now, that you used to like?
Fake boobs. After I dated a girl with one, I never liked breast augmentations again. They looked nice in a dress but they didn't look quite as good naked and felt all wrong.3
Most Helpful Girl
The biggest difference for me is more guys have kids and some of them have baby mama drama. That all is harder to navigate than being young and free. Though many guys where I'm from had kids in their late teens and early 20s, so it's been that way for a long time.
I've always been a loner, so I didn't date just anyone and only really like a certain type of personality in a guy (laid back, "hippyish" smart guys), which I frankly don't know how to change.
After a bad relationship where I almost ended up married to a real jerk (a nerdy and extremely critical engineer, not a "bad boy" for the record), I've stopped trying to force myself to be into guys that I don't mesh with even if a few of the traits I like are there.
Also, even though females get most of their social status from having a man and children, I'm more accepting that I'm weirder than I seem on the surface and it's just how I am. Im more at peace with not being "good" at being the proper little woman and being a strange absentminded professor type.2