I’m in my mid 20’s and every relationship has come with a feeling of ‘but there’s still so much of life to explore…’ Has led to a hesitancy towards commitment. Before, this felt natural and obvious to me (my parents always encouraged me to explore and enjoy my 20s, and actively warned me against serious relationships early in life), but I’m now reaching the age where some friends are starting to actually lockdown marriages and move to suburbs.
I’m not concerned or worried about my reluctance at the moment (no rush yet!), just curious to hear from older community members who’ve been through it. Did you eventually just lose interest in partying, travelling, meeting new people, etc and have a greater desire to settle down and start a family? Did you meet someone who just totally blew your socks off and made you feel a desire to commit that you’d never felt before? Did the pressure become unbearable and you have settled down but maybe regret it? Maybe none of the above and you’re the eternal bachelor!
What’s your advice to younger men? ‘Don’t let that great relationship go because you’re young and impatient’…’Maximize time to have fun and explore, you’ll know when you’re ready’…something else entirely?