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I try not to stick my nose where it doesn’t belong but it’s really hard for me to keep my mouth shut when I see a couple rushing into a relationship. Whether that means moving in together, getting married, moving across the country for each other, or having kids together, all of these things, when done too soon, can have dire consequences. The trouble is that, once people have made such massive commitments, if they realize they’ve made a mistake, the idea of admitting they were wrong can seem more painful than just sticking it out, forever, with the wrong person. That’s one of the reasons you see so many people who clearly shouldn’t be together—they were too stubborn to throw up their hands and say, “Whoops.” There’s really no good excuse for rushing a relationship. There’s no upside, but there are plenty of downsides. Here are all the silly reasons people rush relationships.


I’m getting older so, nobody will want me

Even if you’re getting older, so is everybody else. To men your age, you look…not young, not old, but just like peers to them. It’s not like you want to attract a man 20 years your junior right? No—he’d be a nightmare to date. It’s okay if you’re dating in an older pool now; you wouldn’t want to be in the younger one.

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