So I'm 26 and still a virgin. I went to an all-girls' high school and between family issues and just hormones ended up with an anxiety disorder that made my life hell. I spent most of college just healing from that situation and getting to know myself again after that.
I'm pretty happy with who I am as a person now. I'm a model, have a good personality and plan on going to grad school soon. I have a baby face and I'm slim built, so I'm often mistaken for a teenager but I never lie about my age.
I just need advice on how to approach dating... I've dated but nothing serious. My whole thing is I want to get to know someone and be friends first. My friends think I should sign up on a dating app but even they don't know this stuff about me - so I don't know if it's a good idea for me.
First of all, how do guys feel about this? Second of all, any tips from girls/guys on how to approach dating?
Serious answers only, please!
Most Helpful Guy
I'm not entirely sure what the direct question here is but I'll give it a shot for you. Being a virgin is fine. Most guys will find that attractive. Your emotional baggage might be a bit much for most people but there is an equal amount of men out there who can handle such things. New to dating at 26 is not the norm but the innocence and naïvity towards romance may turn some men on. Self confidence is big. Don't hold sex for too long especially if you want a man who is experienced in the bedroom. Online dating is a bad option if you want a friendship then relationship. I suggest taking a Meyers Briggs personality test and use that to find your ideal partner. That'll tell you what to look for if you really need it. You can find that at https://www.16personalities.com/ I used that site to find the personality for my girlfriend and we are happy as can be so I personally swear by it. That's what I have for you. Hope I helped!
Most Helpful Girl
well being a virgin doesn't matter because you don't have to tell the guy if you don't want to and he probably won't notice in the end. (my boyfriend never did and still doesn't know)
honestly coming from someone with depression and anxiety it is really good to get to know someone and get comfortable with them before dating, make sure you can trust them and that you have things in common. i met my boyfriend at university and got to know him for a whole month before we started dating and buy then he already knew about my problems and was fine with them and made sure o be careful with me to not spark my anxiety. being friends first is very good in my opinion0