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Is 27 years old too late to start dating?

I'm 27 years old, but I haven't gone on any dates since high school because of shyness. Is it too late to start dating again now? Women my age are... Show More

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  • it is never too late to get back in the game. I'm sure you will be surprised to find out how little women really care about your past dating/sexual experience. they would probably much rather have you be this way instead of having way too many relationships and sexual partners. it makes them feel more special :] as long as you treat them well, that's all that should matter! and lucky for you, you are at the age where women are really seriously trying to find a good man to settle down with or be committed to. they are over the games, and trying to go for the "bad boy."

    good luck!

    • That worries me a bit, I don't want to settle down with the first woman that agrees to go on a date with me. Are there any women that are past the bad boy phase but before the settling down phase?

    • yeah definitely! I just mean they are more mature and are willing to have a more adult relationship, and usually they are much more accepting of people.

    • Agree. I'm 27 and past my "bad boy" type. Now I'm interested in a shy guy who I find more interesting and secure to be with.

What Girls Said 10

  • It's never too late. They may assume you have experience, but until things progress they don't really need to know one way or another. Act confidently and that's all you'll need.

    • My worry is that they'll notice that I have no experience when I don't know how to act on a date or how to do any of the physical stuff.

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    • Worse than**

    • give me a reason why it is never too late?

  • If you don't start now, when do you plan on starting? Who cares if others have more experience? Bill Gates didn't become a billionaire (whatever he is...mega billionaire?) over night! You gotta start from somewhere! Get going before life passes you by!

    • My worry is that I would look really stupid if I started dating now. I would be way too nervous on dates, I wouldn't know all of the dating rules that come naturally to people who have dated a lot, and I would have no idea what to do in the bedroom.

    • No one has to know. Besides, what's your plan? Holding out for 30? lol

  • Man if it's to late for you. Then there's no hope for me, lol. I refuse to believe or accept that.

    It's never to late.

    What you need to do is do things for yourself to get more confidence. Always look fresh and clean that includes your teeth and hair. Grooming is important. Dress nice it doesn't have to be expensive just nice and up to date. Don't worry about experience trust me it's over rated. Who wants to be with a guy that knows it all and as been around, eww. When you see a girl your attracted to. Smile, look at her in the eyes. If you do this more then once to the same girl, and she reciprocates, it's a definite green light.

  • its never to late

  • No...just do it.Its never too late. Also,yeah some women may have more experience,but it doesn't mean they truly learned anything positive from those experiences.So relax and have fun.:)

  • Start now... the few first few people you start dating will probably not be the one's, but they will give you experience to find the right person for you. Don't be scared... GO for it! Girls like confidence.

  • It's never late to restart.

  • you have to start at some point. unless you want to be single forever

  • never to late!

What Guys Said 9

  • No, it's better to wait until you are older. This is the usual case in many Asian cultures, fore xample. When you're older you're not so easiy impressed by someone with a little money or a prestigious job and are able to make a more sensible choice about who to choose for a life partner. So as a guy you'll have better outcomes with women.

    • But don't date the really young girls just because you're inexperienced. Stick to the women your own age.

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    • An older woman will appreciate you for who you are and will actually be impressed that you're not 'slick.' Relax with them and don't worry. The young chicks will be judgmental.

    • That does make sense - young girls will likely judge the OP for being inexperienced. But, won't the older women most likely wanting to settle down? And, if the OP has a decent income in today's economy, they really could just be looking at him like as a paycheck, rather than a man.

  • Just be yourself, its not about experience. Since your 27 than I am sure you have a lot of interesting stories to keep the conversation going.

  • It's never too late, don't worry about it, my last girlfriend was when I was 15 and recently started dating now that I'm 23, just be confident, go out as much as possible (I go out at least twice a week) and you'll do fine. Last year I was terrified to even go to clubs/talk to strangers, now I hit on or dance with every girl I like without hesitation, it's just something to practice like anything else

    • how is it never too late?

    • I can't understand how anyone in their right mind would give my answer a thumbs down

    • because it's better in your prime years

  • It doesn't matter if you're 13 years old, 20 years old, 30 years old... Anyone can do it. You're 27. There's more then enough 20 year olds with 0 experience out there. You're not a perv if you go after those. And it might make things less awkward if you're worried about that.

  • look dude I started to really get out there at 23 I had a kid young so I was set back. get out there bro take each date as a lesson remember when girls ask you something always have a straight answer. don't be nervous or shy and definately don't be embarassed. if you do something like spill a drink blame it on her and laugh it off. women can smell in experience so your first few new women should be your key points to learning don't ever forget one thing from you first couple of women, and don't ever let them bring you down because like everything else you need to have EXPERIENCE so as you go on you wil learn how to react and how to talk and treat women. and you should kinda hold a I don't give a f*** attitude and hold to it show no remorse or regret. let women know your in charge and believe it or not acrt old school open the door wait for her to go in her house before you take off girls notice and like that sh*t. mind you wen I got into the game at 22 I was a little over wieght and still had dates. women will date practically anybody as long as you show confidence intelligence and maintanence (haircut clean clothes and stability mentally and some what monetary) you don't need money to just get a date. and if your shy the best way to talk to girls is to start a convo with anyone men women anybody try out quick jokes when some one does something stupid. talk to women don't even want to hook up with just start a convo the grocery store the waitress ANYBODY. just talk. I'm 25 now I lost some wieght and I can hook up and make almost any girl smile mind you I'm only 5`6"

  • at least you have dated before

  • never ever too late

  • well at least you have gotten laid before

  • I was in the same place when I was 26 (am an engineer, work on undersea robotics/hydraulics). Never really got out, worked my butt off, and the nature of my work is that I disappear off on oil rigs and the like for weeks and months at a time and never really associate with anyone other than my supervisor if that. Spending all day working on robot arms on a boat in the Baltic doesn't do much for your social life.

    My advice is to go for girls who are a bit younger than you, say 20-22. That is how I met my wife, and 5 years is hardly a big age gap.

    I didn't have any luck with the girls I met who were "my age," they all seemed tired and angry, burdened down by past relationships, that sort of thing.

    Just be careful that you don't get taken advantage of as a lot of women in their mid-to-late twenties are looking for a man, any man, who they can "settle down with." Don't be the guy who is just a paycheck, find someone who has similar interests, someone who wants the same things as you do and be a man, be a lover. And above all else, have a good time! Meeting people, dating, it's supposed to be fun - if it seems like work, if it seems like a headache then re-think what you are doing.

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