Dating : How to deal with parents pressuring you to date?
I’m a 20 year old female I’ve never been a relationship, never had a first kiss, never been in the talking stage whatever. I have a lot of issues with my self-esteem and mental health that’s preventing me from putting myself out there. However my dad keeps nagging me every day to get a boyfriend already. He’s already planned myself and my siblings lives he said I should be married by 25 and be done having kids by 28-30. I don’t know what year he thinks this is but that type of goal is unrealistic in this day and age I mean young marriages do happen but I see a lot of people getting married at 28 and having kids older because of focusing on their career and getting financially stable. It doesn’t help either that my 18 year old sister already had one fling and is about to enter a serious relationship (my dad obviously doesn’t know this but if he finds out before I ever gotten into a relationship I don’t know what he’ll do). Does anyone have any advice? I’ve told my dad to leave me alone and I told my mom to talk to him but she’s saying how he’s right because it’ll be harder for me to date when I’m older which is true but whenever I tell them about my self-esteem issues they tell me it’s time to get over it. Don’t get me wrong I do want to be in a relationship but I’m in my own way from making it happen. I purposely avoid guys I don’t have any guy friends, i walk around with a resting b face so guys don’t approach me or if I catch a guy looking at me while we’re passing by I look away cause I don’t want to engage in anything.