7 Things You Need to Stop Doing if You’re Single and 30

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If you’re still single in your 30s, there are some things that you need to stop doing — pronto! Keep reading to learn what those things are.

1. Avoiding going to a friend’s wedding or baby show.
It’s important that you understand that your friend’s weddings or baby showers aren’t meant to rub it in your face that they are in a relationship. You have to understand that the world isn’t all about you. Your friends want you to help them celebrate these big moments in their life because they love you!

2. Untagging every “bad” photograph of you on social media.
You might get angry when a friend tags you in a picture where you’re looking less than your best. Wake up and smell the lattes ladies, no one is going to look perfect every moment of the day. It’s not bad to have a few photos where you look like an actual human and not some mannequin!

3. Being worried about being left out when everyone else is settling down.
Every holiday, people come together to spend time with their families — and kids are usually a big part of that ritual. You might be over by yourself wondering what could have been if you were the one with children. Stop doing that! Take a look at your life and realize that you’re happy, single, and able to do whatever you want, without toting around a diaper bag.

4. Giving up on your favorite dishes.
Now that you’re older, your metabolism isn’t going to be quite the same, and that weight may not be melting away as quickly as you’d like. So, you decide to cut out all the foods that you love, even if they don’t love you in return. Why should you make yourself suffer? If you want something decadent, go for it! You only live once, remember.

5. Project the image that you are totally cool.
It’s cool that you want people to see you like the fun girl-next-door type, but if that isn’t you, stop pretending. People will like you for the rad chick you are, not who you pretend to be.

6. Hooking up with random guys.
It might be hard to turn down every tall drink of water that comes your way, especially if you’re thirsty. But you don’t want to gulp down just any old glass of water. You want that water that quenches your thirst! Yes… We are talking about men here. Be selective in the guys you make out with!

7. Go to the gym like it’s church.
If you’ve signed up for a gym membership but you rarely go, stop that. You signed up so you may as well go! Not only will you be putting it to good use, but you’ll get into shape and will probably start feeling much better about yourself.