Relationships between “older people” often move much faster than those between younger people. Which makes us wonder if relationships move faster as you get older.
As people get older, they often know what they want in a relationship and are less likely to waste time on ones that don’t make them happy. This can make it so that when people are older, they move faster in their relationships.
People in their twenties and thirties may still be figuring out what they want out of life. They might also be more likely to date a lot of different people or “play the field.”
As they get older, though, they may become more serious about finding a long-term partner and less likely to waste time on relationships that aren’t going in that direction.
Older people may be more confident and able to communicate their relationship needs. This can prompt early discussions of commitment and exclusivity, speeding up the relationship.
But not all older people move more quickly in relationships. Some people might be less likely to get into a new relationship after a breakup or divorce. They might need more time to heal and learn about themselves before getting serious with someone else.
People with more life experience may know what they want and need in a relationship better than people who are younger. They may know what they want in a mate and who they want to date.
This could make them pickier about who they date and less likely to waste time on relationships that aren’t going in the direction they want.
They may discover what they can and cannot handle in a relationship as they mature. They may be more vocal about their needs and less likely to compromise. Both parties know what they want and are prepared to strive for it, making it simpler to discuss commitment and exclusivity early on.
Also, as people get older, they may have a better idea of who they are and how valuable they are. They may feel better about themselves and be less likely to stay in a relationship that doesn’t make them happy. They may also feel better about who they are and what they want, which makes it easier for them to talk to their partner about what they want from the relationship.
But not all older people find that their relationships move faster. Some people might be less likely to get into a new relationship after a breakup or divorce. They might need more time to heal and learn about themselves before getting serious with someone else. They may also be more careful and want to get to know the person they are dating before rushing into a relationship.
To answer the question: Does time move faster in relationships as you get older? It will always depend on the specifics of each case.