Don’t Let Them Rush You Into It
August 20, 2020
Jade Kerr

Society makes us believe that we have to find our other half in our twenties. But I am here to tell you otherwise. You don’t have to settle down in your twenties. You don’t have to find the love of your life while you are in high school or college. You don’t have to start your love story at an early age. The way I see it, it’s better to wait until you are older to settle down with the right person than to commit to the wrong person while you are still young.

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You shouldn’t rush into something just because society tells you this is what you should do. As a person who has been through her fair share of toxic relationships, and even called off a wedding with a person from one of the people from those relationships, I can’t even imagine what would have happened if I were to surrounder the pressure and marry one of them. I wouldn’t be at a happy and healthy place that I am in today if I would have done this. You don’t have to feel bad if you are still single in your twenties. That is a time that you can use to get to know yourself better, or to date the wrong people and learn valuable lessons.

Even if everyone around you is getting engaged and settle down, doesn’t mean you should too. It is better to do something right than to do it fast. Most people aren’t lucky enough to meet their soulmate at a young age but are meant to look for a little bit longer.  Settling down late is better than settling down with the wrong person. Take your time. You are not going anywhere. Don’t convince yourself that you should be at a certain point in life at a certain age – there isn’t a set timeline. Don’t let society convince you to move faster than you are comfortable moving. Don’t let society pressure you into getting married to the first person you find. Wait until your forever person comes along, even if that takes years. It is for your best interest.

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