Dating a woman in her 30s
Nobody that I think is quality and worthy of me and what I have to offer and what I want to do." Now Julie thinks marriage may not even be what she wants.Instead of waiting around for a husband, she's considering having a child on her own."People see me as a single mom [as if] that's something wrong. You'll find somebody.' People will do that kind of thing because they don't feel like it's acceptable, or that you can't do it on your own," she says. "I am prepared to go with the flow as far as children and marriage are concerned," she says.
"Instead of meeting you and approaching you in a manner that's very basic -- 'I want to get to know you, who you are, what your likes and dislikes are' -- I think they walk in the door expecting you to try to strong-arm them into getting married, and it scares them away." For Amy, a divorced mom, dating in her 30s has been stressful."People automatically think I'm from another country, but my mother's family is Cherokee, and my father's African-American, so I'm as American as it gets," she says.An open attitude helps Mubarakah deal with misconceptions."As Muslim women, we can only show our face and hands," she explains."Most workout outfits are either short sleeved or too tight." She modifies her clothes by adding length to sleeves and hems, taking care to look cute at the same time.