Dating in the late 1950s
Nearly everyone who is single in their 30s has dealt with some form of heartbreak—be it ghosting, cheating, or death. The third date is not a good time to discuss how your ex cheated on you for three years and you didn’t realize it until a scandalous photo was sent to you from an anonymous email account. Yes, your past has shaped who you are, but it’s your past—not your present or future.When you’ve been in a lot of unsuccessful relationships, a natural defense mechanism is to put your guard up.A 1954 thermonuclear test, code named Castle Romeo, is shown here.; In 1959, Fidel Castro overthrows Fulgencio Batista in the Cuban Revolution, which results in the creation of the first communist government in the Western hemisphere; Elvis Presley becomes the leading figure of the newly popular music genre of rock and roll in the mid-1950s.Bottom, L-R: Smoke rises from oil tanks on Port Said following the invasion of Egypt by Israel, United Kingdom and France as part of the Suez Crisis in late 1956; French paratroopers march in Algiers in the beginning of the Algerian War, 1957; The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth, in October 1957.However, you shouldn't be waiting around for a royal on a white horse to show up either. Centre, L-R: US tests its first thermonuclear bomb with code name Ivy Mike in 1952.I enjoy learning new things, so I want a partner who is willing to teach me stuff.If you’ve never really thought about what you want in a partner, then I suggest you figure it out so you can find the right fit.
When you’re in your 30s, it’s much easier to become jaded and bitter; so many relationships have not worked out that you may start to think it’s never going to happen.Wanting all of these things is okay, but grilling every person you date to see if they have what it takes to fulfill your expectations is not.Focus on having fun and getting to know the person.When it comes to discussing their marriage, don’t pry.If they want to talk about what happened, they will when the time is right. When you’re dating in your 30s, you should be able to talk to your significant other openly and honestly. If you’re not communicating early on in the relationship, you probably won’t get better at it as things move forward. If you’re not into someone, stop talking to them, stop texting them, and stop hanging out with them. Wouldn’t you much rather get a good night of sleep than be out drinking empty calories with a person you’re just not that into? The real you will always come through eventually, so be yourself from the beginning. Nothing is more attractive than someone who is comfortable in their own skin.