Thanks to our affinity towards watching Bollywood movies, a lot of us grow up with unrealistic expectations about the idea of love. We think we'll fall in love in college, land our dream job as soon as we graduate, get married by 25, and start a family by the time we're 30. This is the fairy tale that has been fed to most of us. But as we grew older, we realised that life isn't a fairy tale, and most of the time, things don't happen in a particular order. And that's absolutely fine!
We need to understand that we're all on our own unique individual paths, and shouldn't compare our personal milestones to another's. For example, just because you chased your career instead of getting married in your 20s doesn't mean you've missed your chance! Falling in love and getting married in your 30s is not only perfectly fine, but it is also more common than you think! Recently, a user on Twitter overcoming a devastating heartbreak asked people to share their stories of falling in love and finding their 'one' in their 30s.
My bf broke up with me this week and I just wanna hear happy stories of ppl who found their partner in their 30s thanks 🥺💜— Kelsey Huse (@kelseyhuse30) November 28, 2020
Soon, Kelsey Huse, the Twitter user in question, was flooded with responses, each more beautiful than the next! Scroll to read our favourite ones.
Met my husband a week after I turned 30. It's worked out. This is 18 years, 3 countries, and 3 kids later. pic.twitter.com/Tkn2FNpFCG— Lesley Barron (@drlesleybarron) November 29, 2020
I dated a ton in my 20s. It always sucked. Dating actually became fun once I got to my 30s and knew what I wanted. I met my partner when I was 32, we've been together 2.5 years and are currently awaiting the arrival of our first baby. My due date was yesterday :)— Ruth Skater Ginsburg (@ruthsk8r) November 30, 2020
I was divorced at 33. Met my current husband on Twitter at 34 and we have been married 6 years this feb. We have a 4 year old boy pic.twitter.com/H3fZVndJFm— Swishergirl (@Swishergirl24) November 30, 2020
I cried on my 30th bday. I was single & just out of a 1.5 yr relationship.— theconfidentsoul (@theconfidentso1) November 29, 2020
Fast-forward 9 mths & I left SF for LA, met my husband on 🐝 2 months later, moved to his city (DEN), got married 1 yr & 11 days later, & I'm typing this from our 🏡 in ATL (my hmtwn). ❤️ will find you. pic.twitter.com/OXFwHIU9os
I got divorced at 34. Immediately got on ok cupid where over the course of two years I sent out 500 first messages, went on 100+ first dates, and met the love of my life. We have been married 3 years and have a 2-year-old. He's extremely cute.— 🍍Tommaso Sciortino🥑 (@TommSciortino) November 29, 2020
God no. Dating in your 30s is so good. You have enough confidence to ask for exactly what you want. All parties are not fucking around. You talk marriage and babies (yes/no/maybe) and deal breakers on day one. You end things with people who aren't for you amicably. It's superb.— dr. steph d. (@peoplebeweird) November 29, 2020
How about happy people in their 30s who discovered they are fine by themselves and are equally happy with or without a partner?— winewoman🌹🍇🍷🍇😷🍾✈️ (@laura78914) November 29, 2020
I'm 48 and my partner is 51. I met her last year just before Christmas.— James Crossland (@hairybarsteward) November 30, 2020
31, joyously single (glory in it!) and back in my hometown for the holidays when I ran into a longtime (8yrs) friend at a pub. Within an hour we were holding hands under the table. Changed everything. He was RIGHT THERE ALL ALONG like some deranged Netflix Christmas movie. pic.twitter.com/kgvWqppr9E— 🥩 Himbo Discourse 🥩 (@internetmaggie) November 29, 2020
Well, those tweets certainly warmed our hearts. So if you're still stressing about finding 'the one', take a cue from the Twitterverse, and live your life exactly the way you want to. Love will always find a way :)
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