Oh, i really took my time to sift through the offerings. I'm 44 now and only had about 8 relationships in my life of which only two lasted longer than a year. After my last girl left me last week after 15 years, i guess i'll pass for a while, maybe forever. Way to much stress to find another one, now that i'm old, broke and chronically ill. Plus - right now, i'm such a downer, i could get the pope to commit suicide. And my sarcastic humour could use a good refurbishing. <insert random rant here>.
I'm 30 and so far, I've had one meaningful relationship. I don't include flings and dating that never materialized into serious commitment into this figure though.
It will be 6 years with my gf soon.
I was single until mid-24 and I didn't date anyone until I was 22 and I was doing just fine.
I think most people nowadays don't tend to be in a lifelong relationship anyways.
Sometimes, even after decades, relationships implode for some reason.
Not saying it doesn't work for anybody, but I think the view that this is a requirement to be happy is flawed. A skewed view that the media tend to give us.
I think most people should try to be happy without it and if they get an happy stable relationship, it's icing on the cake.
I think making friends, networking, developping many hobbies is more important. Basically, making sure your happiness doesn't revolve too much around one single person.
And finally, there are a lot of terrific single women your age anyways.
My mother met the man of her life when she was 40.