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The Worst Things About Dating in Your 30s

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List Criteria: Vote up the aspects of dating after you turn 30 that make you want to give up on romance altogether.

Dating in your 20s is amazing. Every one night stand is soundtracked by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and catered with PBR and ice cream floats. But then the clock strikes midnight at the end of your 29th year and suddenly you’re squinting while you read and all your friends are married. Dating in your thirties can still be fun, but you have more serious concerns than the albums in your date's record collection or if they’ve actually finished Infinite Jest (they haven’t). If you’re having trouble finding love after 30, you’re not alone.

The worst things about dating in your 30s can span any number of things, and we’re here to help you tally them all up and make you feel less alone before you watch that next episode of New Girl. It’s not impossible to find love with someone after you turn 30, but it’s not easy either. There’s a minefield of issues that arise on the thirtysomething dating scene, so why not wrap yourself up in your grandma's quilt and take a look at the worst parts of the dating scene after 30? What else are you doing?

Vote up the aspects of dating after 30 that make you think romance might not be worth it at all.

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    The Dating Pool Is Very Shallo... 
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    The Dating Pool Is Very Shallow

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    Everyone You Date Has a Lot of... 
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    Everyone You Date Has a Lot of Baggage

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    Meeting Someone Organically Is... 
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    Meeting Someone Organically Is Close to Impossible

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    The Deal Breakers Are Bigger D... 
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    The Deal Breakers Are Bigger Deals

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    You Have to Be at Work in the ... 
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    You Have to Be at Work in the Morning

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    Dating Someone Younger Than Yo... 
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    Dating Someone Younger Than You Requires too Much Work

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    Everyone Assumes You Have Some... 
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    Everyone Assumes You Have Some Inherent Flaw

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    You Have to Figure Out What Yo... 
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    You Have to Figure Out What You Actually Want

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    Your Childish Idiosyncrasies A... 
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    Your Childish Idiosyncrasies Are No Longer Charming

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    Lowering Your Expectations Can... 
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    Lowering Your Expectations Can be Kind of a Drag

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    No One Can Stay up as Late Any... 
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    No One Can Stay up as Late Anymore

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    Making Small Talk Gets Harder ... 
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    Making Small Talk Gets Harder as You Get Older

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    Online Dating Is Embarrassing 
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    Online Dating Is Embarrassing

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    The Drinks Are Much More Expen... 
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    The Drinks Are Much More Expensive

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    A Five Mile Dating Radius Beco... 
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    A Five Mile Dating Radius Becomes a Real Thing

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    Why Date When There Are So Man... 
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    Why Date When There Are So Many Good TV Shows?

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    Everyone You Meet Has a Distin... 
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    Everyone You Meet Has a Distinct Air of Desperation Around Them

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    The Horrors of Over 30s Single... 
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    The Horrors of Over 30s Singles Mixers

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    Long Term Couples Constantly T... 
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    Long Term Couples Constantly Talk Down to You

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    You Suddenly Have to Develop S... 
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    You Suddenly Have to Develop Strong Feelings About Childcare

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    The Tick-Tock of Your Biologic... 
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    The Tick-Tock of Your Biological Clock Is Deafening

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    Everyone Feels Like They'r... 
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    Everyone Feels Like They're Trying to Tie You Down

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    People Won't Stop Trying t... 
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    People Won't Stop Trying to Set You Up with Their Weird Cousins

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    Dancing Makes Your Back Hurt 
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    Dancing Makes Your Back Hurt

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    The Singles' Table at Your... 
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    The Singles' Table at Your Friend's Wedding

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    Most of the Dudes You Meet Are... 
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    Most of the Dudes You Meet Are Probably Serial Killers

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    Who Can Drink Coffee After 4pm... 
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    Who Can Drink Coffee After 4pm Anymore?

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    There Aren't Enough People in ... 
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    There Aren't Enough People in Their 30s Listening to Insane Clown Posse

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    Going to Dinner Is Tough Becau... 
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    Going to Dinner Is Tough Because You're on a Cleanse

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