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When you write a dating advice column, one of the inevitable questions that comes up is the idea of inexperience. For many men, especially as they get older, dating inexperience is a vicious catch For a lot of men, the anxiety surrounding their dating inexperience can be overwhelming. They become intimidated by women whom they fear have more experience than they do.
Whether they recognize it or not, a lot of people treat dating like a game. To them, dating is less of an organic experience and more of a collection of statistics, perfect builds and arbitrary rules that bear absolutely no relationship to reality. To these would-be dating Min-Maxers, you have a limited time within which to get your various firsts — your first date, your first kiss, your first sexual experience, etc.
Of course, this window of opportunity bears about as much resemblance to reality as Pokemon does to animal husbandry. Some of this comes from simply not knowing the real statistics when it comes to sex and relationships. The s are actually fairly small; the average man has around 6 sexual partners in his lifetime and usually loses his virginity between the ages of 17 to s mean sweet fuck all. Dating and relationships are sloppy affairs, a collision of sexual chemistry , lifestyle compatibility and no small amount of luck.
s are data, dat ing is about people. So even if you do happen to be on the far end of the dating curve, how do you keep your inexperience from working against you? The difference is deceptively simple, but it makes a world of difference. See, one of the fears of being inexperienced is that your potential partners will see it as a negative.
The assumption is that women because this is almost always a hetero male issue will only date a man who can rock their worlds and a virgin has no chance of pleasing her. First and foremost is trying to rationalize away your inexperience. This is just as true with a lack of dating experience as it is with other areas in life. Your behavior is what gives it context. Take, for example, physical affection. Many people who have no dating or sexual experience worry about being a bad kisser or a bad lay or not knowing how affectionate to be in public or any of a myriad insecurities and anxieties.
There are plenty of people — men and women both — whose kissing technique leaves much to be desired , even after having had dozens of partners. A great lover — even one who may not be experienced — is one with a willingness to listen, learn and adapt as needed.
OK… so learn. Nor does experience directly correlate into confidence. You can be confident in yourself and your ability to change, grow and improve, without having banged dozens first. A man with no real dating experience to speak of, but who dresses well, works on his social calibration and carries himself with confidence is going to find success. Something I see disturbingly often are the sheer of men who pivot from their lack of experience to attacking others for having experience.
Inexperienced men who turn right around and slut-shame women for having too much sex are all-too common. It can also show up in how people treat their partners — making the more experienced partner feel shamed for having had more sex, using their inexperience as a shield for bad behavior, throwing partners in their face during arguments, or as a way of making the more experienced partner do all the emotional heavy lifting.
I get that. But the only person standing in the way of your own success is, well, you. You can get pissed at others, or you can own your circumstances and work to improve. Getting hung up on s is a great way to miss the point of dating. Your dating history — or lack thereof — is a part of who you are, not the totality.
If you want to date more, then you need to be someone worth dating. That has nothing to do with experience and everything to do with what you bring to the table. Yes, there will be people who will dismiss someone out of hand because of inexperience.
Yes, the rejection may sting, but they have shown you that the two of you were incompatible on a fundamental level. NerdLove Dr. NerdLove Store Dr. Nothing to be done about it. Kind of like that. Remember how this story turned out?
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