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Shriya Pilgaonkar and Mrunal Thakur debunk societal notions about dating in your 30s

Catch the two actresses in the second episode of the third edition of Bumble’s content series, Dating These Nights

Shriya Pilgaonkar and Mrunal Thakur debunk societal notions about dating in your 30s
Mrunal Thakur and Shriya will discuss dating in your 30s
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Last Updated: 01.16 PM, Sep 12, 2022

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Online dating app Bumble is back with the third edition of its popular series Dating These Nights. The first episode, Romances and Bromances, featuring Jim Sarbh and Zoya Akhtar discussing modern masculinity, premiered on September 1, while the second, Age of Love, with Mrunal Thakur and Shriya Pilgaonkar, will drop on the YouTube channel on September 15.

In the second episode of Dating These Nights, Shriya Pilgaonkar shares, “In your 30s, you are not single, you are unmarried!” revealing that she feels there is external pressure and unnecessary jibes coming at women when they reach a certain age.

Today, modern relationships are more mature. According to Shriya, “You are also seeing all kinds of relationships. I have a friend who got divorced a couple of years back but is genuinely very close friends with her ex-husband. She further comments on how outdated societal notions and expectations of you when you’re in your 30s affect us, “By this time, you should have had an xyz career, that much money in your bank, a marriage, a child and often you end up questioning yourself because maybe you are not following this momentum. But I think it's better to take your time with it rather than it collapsing eventually.”

It is worth acknowledging that no matter your age, your relationship with yourself is of utmost importance. Shriya reflects on her own journey saying, “In my 20s I was very over-critical of myself. Perhaps there was a phase of insecurity. But over a period of time when you are evolving as a person. Because you are comfortable with yourself you are not going to settle, which is not necessarily a bad thing.”

Mrunal reflects on her own personal journey saying, “There is something sexy about turning 30! For me settling down is having fun, being happy and it is very important for you to settle down mentally in order to settle down with someone.” Shriya agrees, “There is no fixed timeline to settling down.”

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