Speed dating for teen agers

A couple of years ago, in the early days of the blog, I would do some personal coaching – mostly for friends, occasionally for the odd client or two.

One of my clients, a good friend of mine, was an especially troubling case.

Some people don’t reach that level of confidence or maturity until their 40s or even 50s.

Furthermore, age ultimately has no bearing on the validity of one’s relationship, nor does it indicate some fundamental flaw for having waited for so long .

Different regions have entirely different dating “markets”, for lack of a better term.

Dallas, for example, was shaped by the mid-century oil boom and has a radically different culture and dominant personality type than the keep-it-weird folks who drift to Austin where the major industries are music, film production and computer technology.

One of the most beloved love stories in the Western canon is about a The cold hard truth is: sometimes it takes a while to find your emotional feet, as it were.

Some people are socially gifted; they have a natural grasp on social dynamics and are able to charm others or find a relationship as easily as ordering a sandwich at Subway. They may be socially inexperienced and need time to absorb the lessons that others might have learned earlier.

In fact, many of my readers have expressed this feeling that they’re reaching the Point Of No Return, where they’re forced to resign themselves to a solitary, empty existence, despite their best efforts.

They feel doomed to live loveless, sexless lives, each day a trudging step towards a lonely death. One of the first things that you have to realize is that there isn’t an expiration date on romance – some nebulous point in time that, if crossed, renders you unlovable and condemns you to die alone, unmourned and unloved.

Savannah – with SCAD influencing its local culture – attracts an entirely different crowd than Athens and Macon.

Do your hobbies and interests fall out of what people consider the cultural mainstream? While exceptions obviously exist, if you’re looking for a fellow anime geek (for example), you’re much more likely to find them in a college town than Dog’s Ass, Nebraska.

is that they are often looking in the wrong places… The demographics of where you live, work and spend the majority of your time can directly impact your love life.


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