I don't want to get married until I'm 30 and I decided to stop dating for a couple of years so I don't get distracted. Also, after some pretty bad experiences, I'm over the dating scene. My family and friends don't think this is a good idea because I'll be "closing myself off to oppprtunities." I didn't think of it that way but instead a good way to avoid immature dating as well making sure I focus on school, work and getting my own thing established.
Most Helpful Guy
Don't let others dictate the way you live your life. If your dead set on this being your path, then go for it. You will find sometimes you find what you want when you stop looking for it. When I was 20 I was set to go into the USAF. I told myself I would not date anyone and I wanted to go into it free and clear. 1 month before going in my recruiter took 4 of us to Wright Patterson AFB, in Ohio to a museum. It was a 4 hr drive from my home in MI. I ended up spending the entire day talking to one of the girls that came. I went back and forth with myself half the day if I should ask her out or not. I did. We saw each other every day but 1 until I went into the Air Force on Feb 14, 1989. I came home on may 27 and proposed to her during a 3 day weekend. We were together 25 years and have 3 amazing boys together. Unfortunately, she threw her family away when we were finally getting to a place it could just be us again. But I wouldn't change what I did for anything.1
Most Helpful Girl
I think that is a very mature thing for you to do.
In my opinion, you do not have to date to get married! You will have just as must opportunity to meet someone.
My personal standard for relationships are to form friendships with guys first. Get to know them! See their true colors. Observe their character. Then, a very special friendship could advance to potentially getting married. Meanwhile, it is smart to guard your heart so that you do not have to go through heartbreak if things dont work out. You should meet lots of people, and discover their character.
In other words, dont pick the apple until it is ripe. :)1