Dating is like musical chairs

Dating in your twenties is like musical chairs May 23, 2013 Jen Fariello We've already bookmarked, flagged, and responded to portions of psychologist Dr. This month, Jay gave a TED talk expounding on her "30 is not the new 20" battle cry likening the direction-challenged group to "airplanes just leaving LAX, bound for somewhere west. Right after takeoff, a slight change in course is the difference between landing in Alaska or Fiji. Lifting straight from her now-viral TED Talk, we bring you five of her assertions. 1. You should be prepping to have life figured out by 35. "We know that more than half of Americans are married or are living with or dating their future partner by 30.


I was once told that the closer you get to your 30s, the more dating becomes like a game of musical chairs. When the music of your 20s stops, you will scramble to grab the nearest chair and settle down. I laughed at the analogy in my early 20s, but now at 28, I see the reality of it.

Our small population lends a particular catch, that you're either two steps - or two swipes - from an ex-lover or the new "moved to Canberra for work" addition to the dating pool. Dating for me has now been whittled down to two options. reinstalling Tinder or hitting up an ex. With both choices equally grotesque, I've been open to new things. In my sharehouse, Sundays involve lamenting the loss of dignity from the night before, woefully checking bank accounts and sometimes, angsty chat about our misadventures in the world of love. Something about speed dating seemed retro to me.

Sit or Fortnite Musical Chairs 🎵