As a young woman working in a competitive industry, I feel like every aspect of my existence is constantly on show and being judged by those around me. Whether this is through the very high-pressure nature of my job or the sheer volume of social media our generation consumes every day, makes any given moment of my life feels like it’s up for scrutiny and comment.
Until recently, I’ve always been private about my dating life and potential relationships. From past experiences, and as I get older, friends and family sometimes felt it necessary to approve, disapprove or share an opinion of a relationship based on very surface level things. I’ve not only been on the receiving end but have also been guilty of the same snap judgement of a friend’s potential beau.
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Dating rules and expectations are drastically different than they were even 30 years ago. People didn’t date as much back in the day. In general, they found the person they were looking for and stuck with them. Feeling like you can only have one or two partners in your life puts a lot of pressure on yourself to make even bad relationships, work.