I think for women, there’s only one difference when it comes to dating in your early twenties as opposed to your later twenties:
Even the most liberal of us start to countdown to 30 and hear the impending doom of the ‘clock ticking’ after we surpass 25. It’s when we start telling ourselves that we can’t goof around and date losers anymore. Being in the same band or liking the same indie movies doesn’t constitute as appealing qualifications for boyfriend material anymore. Instead, women start to look beyond the personality and into the ‘what he can do for you’ category: In other words, salary, job, social status, and age. The things we used to tell ourselves didn’t matter look far more enticing after 25.