Please stop describing yourselves as late bloomers and apologizing for your lack of experience with love, dating, and sex.
We all bloom when we bloom.
Sometimes early relationships give us dating training wheels and help us figure out what we want from a romantic partner in a healthy way. Sometimes, as our recent Week of Stalking showed us, early relationships SCAR US FOR LIFE.
Inexperienced partners can have a great relationship
Experienced partners can have a great relationship.
Inexperienced partners can have great relationship with a more experienced partner and vice versa.
Some people will never have/don’t want/don’t prioritize romantic partnership and it will not get in the way of having an awesome life. I would not describe them as people who have not yet “bloomed.” Bad metaphor, no biscuit!
I know that popular movies & Young Adult novels teach you all that you must have been part of at least one smoldering love triangle by the time you leave high school/fight for your life in a post-apocalyptic dystopia/meet the vampire of your dreams. No.
Be kind. Be awesome. Be yourself. Bloom when & how you bloom.