Women dating relationships
Sometimes yes, it’s the biological clock, and yes, just feeling lonely.
But another part of it can also be that they just feel that they have to [find someone]; they feel like they’re at this age where everybody else is doing it, everybody else is married, and everybody else has children, so there’s just a lot of pressure.
I think the dating game is really isolating, even though [millennials] are immersed in so many different options.
I think with my particular caseload, [men and women equally] want to have good-quality relationships, but don’t necessarily know how to find it.
When we unpack that and we start exploring it, building that clarity helps them feel more empowered to be in their own space.
When they’re able to be a little bit more confident in their autonomy, that’s when they can be more confident in the dating world, and not necessarily [feel pressured] to force a connection if it’s not there.
I personally have not looked into them, so it’s hard for me to recommend.
And then just being honest about [your expectations], which is really hard for people to do because they think they’re going to scare someone away.How often do you go into the gym, or go into the grocery store, or go into the bank and you don’t smile, you don’t have eye contact, you don’t initiate a conversation?[Instead], be mindful and go into those environments with the intention to be open.Meet Alysha Jeney, a 30-year-old married relationship counselor based in Denver, Colorado.Yep, you read that right — she’s a counselor, a millennial herself, she’s in a successful long-term relationship. Jeney, who is also the founder of the subscription-based Modern Love Box for couples, has been with her partner for about a decade, and has been in private practice for three years.
I can’t speak on this with personal experience because I’ve been in a relationship for almost 10 years, but I keep hearing over and over again that people are trying to find connection and they can’t be authentic.