Currently working around 60-70 hours in asset management and am putting in around 20-30 hours outside of work trying to grow a software company. I see my friends maybe once every couple weeks and it seems like they're all trying to get into a long-term relationship with the intention of settling down in 3-4 years. We're all 24 years old.
In the past 12 months, I've probably only gone on 4 dates and they've all been friends of friends. Literally after each one, they'd tell our mutual friend that they see some potential in the relationship and I'd have to tell them I'm not looking to settle down until my early-30s.
I don't really feel any burnout since my job is pretty low stress and I find personal fulfillment in programming. I just don't know if I'm wasting my youth by devoting all of my free time into my career.
Have you guys experienced this? Most of my friends are female working traditionally female dominated jobs (i.e., teachers, nursing, marketing, fashion, etc.), so I find it really difficult to get them to understand my thought process when I talk to them about relationships.