Know What You Want
In your mid-20s, you might want a partner who drives a nice car and can afford to take you to a fancy restaurant. Although those things are great, once you're in your 30s, you'll probably want more in a partner.
Let Go of the Past
Many people who are single in their 30s have dealt with some form of heartbreak—be it ghosting, cheating, a breakup, or even a divorce
When you’ve been in a lot of unsuccessful relationships, a natural defense mechanism is to put your guard up. If you don’t let anyone in, then you won’t get hurt, right
Beware of Negative Thinking Patterns
Beware of Negative Thinking Patterns If you've had a few failed relationships, marriage—or even a long-term partnership—may feel like a pipe dream. But it’s important not to let this negative thinking get the best of you
Don't Rush Things
Don't Rush Things It’s easy to get caught up in thinking about the things you don’t have yet. You haven’t met "the one," you’re not married, and you don't have kids.
Dump Your Divorce Bias
Dump Your Divorce Bias Although the divorce rate in America is falling, you may date people who are divorced when you’re in your 30s. It's not unusual to feel jealous or compare yourself to your new partner's former spouse.
Be Open to a Wider Age Range
Be Open to a Wider Age Range Does age really matter? Not so much. "When it comes to dating in your 30s, there's a bit more acceptable range in terms of age when you're selecting your potential partner," says Gray
Don't Date Someone You're Not That Into
If you’re not into someone: Stop talking to them, stop texting them, and stop hanging out with them. Life is too short.
Good communication is crucial to any relationship. When you’re dating in your 30s, you and your significant other should be able to talk to each other openly and honestly
Don’t give up fundamental things that make you who you are in order to find a significant other or accommodate a new partner.