Dating your 30 something friend
But tell that to someone who is desperate to settle down and feeling the pressure; it’s not exactly the ideal piece of advice they want to hear!
Things are shifting in my own life at the moment and it’s made me think about this – relationships, what I want and as someone who has felt that slight anxiety at times about being single in my 30’s, here are a few things I’ve learned.
Here are 34 signs that you're dating your bestie: She is your best friend, your other half; it's completely natural for you to celebrate her achievements!
I mean, she's your sidekick and thus, a reflection of you… You don't need clarification of whom your best friend is referring to when she's filling you in on all the family gossip.
You spend your weeknights and weekends with her, she was your date to your uncle's wedding when you had no significant other, and you better believe she was the one holding your hair back when you had too much to drink.
You probably have an interesting job, you’re still reasonably healthy and you can spend your time and money on whatever the hell you want. Family reunions mean pity, confusion, then a loud ‘brave’ question about your sexual orientation.
However, there are some things your older/younger/married friends don’t quite get.
That, going by your friends’ and siblings’ offspring, kids are brilliant but this doesn’t necessarily mean you want your own.
It’s like ‘When Harry Met Sally’, but in real life – you were just friends with someone for years and years, you knew all their unsavoury habits, you wished you could fancy them but you never did – until one day, you suddenly do, and by some miracle, they like you too.
It really does start with you Anxieties about relationships can reveal a lot about other things.