I saw a myTake earlier this morning on why you should date someone still living at home. I couldn't tell if it was satire or not but the comments overwhelmingly shat all over people (guys particularly) still living at home in their mid-late 20s/30s. Now as someone still living at home in the transitional purgatory between academia and the workforce just trying to save up so I can get on my feet it got me thinking, is there any sense in trying to date when this is the perception of guys my age in my situation? But this isn't about me.
Have you put off dating or are currently putting it off because you don't feel your dating credentials are where they should be based off of societal standards? Maybe you're like me and still a basement-dweller trying to get your shit together, or maybe you're still in school, or working low income jobs or temporary contract jobs, maybe your body isn't where you want it to be, or you don't have a car.
Whatever the case may be, have you ever felt so inadequate in the eyes of society that you just threw up your arms and said, "nope. no one's gonna wanna date me because of this or that so I'll put it off for 2, 3, 5, 7 years until I get there"?
Hop on the soap box and share me your tales of woe.
Most Helpful Girl
Thats my current situation tbh. Thats the primary reason y im not dating.
As for the take u read, I find it DISGUSTING that people would have a problem with guys living at home. Not everyone has the same circumstances and that should be taken into consideration. Id be perfectly fine dating him if he's got a job.7
Most Helpful Guy
I'm in a similar situation as you @JSmuve ; I'm also stuck at home "in the transitional purgatory between academia and the workforce."
When it comes to dating, honestly I've never been on a date before but now I kind of put it off because of the situation I'm in (like I have any control either ways :P). But really, I've made my peace with it; if it happens it happens, if not whatever. I'm more concerned now with finding a relevant job as a graduate.0