what is it when you turn 30?

January 18, 2011 1:21pm CST
i was just what's the big deal when you turn 30 and still single. some people tend to tell you to get married and have children. have someone to take care of you of some sort.are there any also changes in personality?
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6 responses
• Philippines
19 Jan 11
When I turned 30 a lot of my friends told me to settle down, to have kids but I still have no plans of getting married. And being single doesn't mean you are not contented with your present life it's just that you are not that ready to have a greater responsibilities when it comes to having a family of my own.
• Philippines
9 Feb 11
you're right with being doesn't mean we are not contented with our present status in life.it's just that we're not ready yet for bigger responsibilities.
• India
23 Jan 11
Because it has already been late for marriage. We are living in a society and getting married also depends on it. You may get a better match if you marry with in 30 years. So go ahead.
@plonka (21)
• Canada
18 Jan 11
Getting someone to live with (married or not) and having children sure is the way society wants us to be, but i dont think we should be worried about it that much. Some people simply are better off alone, some need company and love, i believe it really depends on every single person really. Maybe when I reach 30 years old i will have changed my mind, but as for now i dont think it will be a big deal to me if i am single at 30.
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
18 Jan 11
I just turned 30, but have been married for 6 years, and have a 2 year old. I really do not feel that anything has changed in the past few days. I do not all of a sudden feel old. My habits did not flip a switch and now am a new/different person. 30 is just a number. It really does not mean anything.
@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
18 Jan 11
Haha! I'm 43 and still single and plan on staying that way. I've lived on my own since I was 18 or 19 and that's just what I'm use to. There is certainly nothing wrong with getting married if that's really what you want. I think the majority of people grow up believing that is simply what they are supposed to do. I've certainly, at times, thought I'd like to get married someday but now I'm just too set in my ways. And I'm much more happy being by myself.
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
18 Jan 11
Well I got married when I was 24 so I can't really talk much about being single at 30 years of age. I do have one really good friend that has never been married now and we are all now in our early to mid 40's it does not seem he will ever get married at this point and does not really seem to be looking, he has kind of fallen in to the role of caretaker for his mom, and I think he fears a relationship would be hard on him if it got serious, he would not want to leave his mom living alone. I don't really think your personality changes that much, I think you do start to take life a little bit more seriously in your 30's. You start to think about the future more anyways.