Panicking about being single at 31
31M here, just got dumped by the only girl that I have been in a serious relationship with, because of other opportunities. Anyways, long story so hold tight:
X < 19: I was the bullied kid in school, so I just focused on myself and maintained high grades.
19-21: Mandatory national service as per law
21-26: was studying abroad (B.Sc + M.Sc). Didn’t bother to seek out relationships in a country that I didn’t plan to stay in.
26-29: Ph.D studies abroad in a cold country, not staying there.
29: Finally got home to Singapore. Home sweet home. Almost immediately found a very nice girlfriend as soon as I set my foot back home.
30: She broke up with me after 16 months due to a Ph.D offer elsewhere… While I do wish her all the best, I ended up heartbroken while realizing how little I meant to her.
Few months between 30-31: Been on a series of bad dates where either the chemistry is lacking or the person is obviously digging gold (oh man I have some great stories about the latter).
31: Just reached here last week. We will see how things unfold, but at this point… I am starting to panic.
I should seriously had returned home after acquiring the bachelor degree… Man does life suck sometimes.