You still have plenty of age-appropriate single people to choose from.
Of course, there's a huge difference between dating people in their 20s vs.
their 30s, and men aren't the only ones guilty of tangling with younger mates for recreational reasons. 30-somethings are too tired for happy hour on Fridays. 30-something guys will make you feel better about your own body. 30-somethings will make your bed before they leave. 30-somethings order wine with dinner without looking at the menu.
Based on my own experience and on polls of my 30-something single friends, I've pieced together an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of 20-somethings and 30-somethings. 20-somethings have roommates and want to go back to your place. 20-somethings might have some leftover pizza and ranch dressing in the fridge. 20-somethings want to get to Mc Donald's before they stop serving breakfast.
30-somethings have an extra (unopened) toothbrush you can use. 20-something guys want to stop for burritos on the way home from the bar.
20-something guys don't understand the concept of a top sheet.
30-something guys shop discerningly for bed sheets.
She's probably done with (or coming out of) her "dating for the sake of it" phase. She'll get down after a couple appletinis once in a while, but never on a weeknight (It's called work, hello!
She's dated enough guys just for fun — because she knows it will be a good story to tell her friends over margaritas or because the guy was just hot — and is now in the phase where she wants something more than a guy who won't text her back for 16 hours. ), and not when she's first trying to get to know somebody. She's had her early 20s to make mistakes and learn valuable lessons, and now she feels more confident than ever in her choices.
She wants to be taken to a place where she can actually hear what you're saying and the floors aren't sticky. So if she has one drink and wants to go home, don't push her to go back to your place. She's not going to just eat a salad on your first date. She's not going to Coachella and getting wasted or trying drugs.