Here’s the best advice for dating in your 20s

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Let’s talk about dating in your 20s. You are still young, beautiful/handsome and full of energy. These are the prime years of your youth. The years that you should be trying your best to ensure your 30s are better. This is also the time that you might want to look for a partner and probably settle later in your late 20s or early 30s.

In as much as you might want to ignore dating life and focus on your career, it’s almost impossible. That’s why you need to make use of this advice when dating in your 20s:

1. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want in bed

You might be shy to express yourself in bed but, hey, there is nothing wrong in asking for what you want. If there is something your partner is not doing right, tell them. Life is too short to stand bad sex.

2. Have fun

Relationships are not a matter of life and death. This is not to say that you play games around. But again, don’t take it too seriously. Just have fun while it lasts and take things easy.

3. If someone wants to leave, let them leave

It hurts to see someone you love leave. But if this person sees no reason to be in your life, let them go. You will be hurt but your heart will heal with time.

4. Don’t have sex until you are ready

Nobody should make you feel guilty for not having sex with them. If you feel like you need more time to understand the person better, don’t give in no matter how pushy they are.

5. Make yourself happy

Your happiness depends entirely on you. One mistake people in their 20s make is relying on their partners to make them happy. What happens when you part ways? You will be miserable.

6. Get tested and play safe

STDs are more real than you probably thought. And people are still dying of HIV. It’s kinda awkward to ask someone to go for a test but it’s your life. Also, condoms should be your friend if you are not abstaining.

7. Know your worth

Yes, you are young and probably still in school or struggling to get a job. But that’s not to say that someone should treat you like trash. It’s for you to set your standards and dictate how people treat you. 

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