Men and women are different in many ways, but we're more the same than you may think. Just like women who have dated their share of challenging types of men, men also meet and enter into relationships with less-than-impressive types of women.You know that dating at this stage of life (or any, for that matter) isn't exactly a rose garden every moment.Again, the right guy will love you whether you're eighty or eighteen. You're tired of the comments from the peanut gallery and it feels like you're giving out interviews on first dates rather than going for the love connection. You try to have fun while dating, but it's getting old. Dating in your late thirties means you're swimming in a dating pool in which quite a few of the men have chips on their shoulders after divorces, or an unwanted lengthy bachelorhood.
I'm flattered, but I'd like to meet someone who is my peer.
Now you’re thinking about where you might meet a guy to share it with. And suddenly the worrying truth hits you: You realise that your social scene these days consists mostly of dinners with OTHER couples, or quiet nights in with flatmates watching a movie, or even just weekends catching up on errands and being in your apartment.
You enjoy these things, but you also realise that it’s been a LONG time since you even met a NEW guy, let alone a great one.
At least, the cowards do, or the ones who falsely assume that women in their late thirties are no longer fertile. If a man is hell-bent on someone thirty and younger, screw him. If you think your swimmers are as sprightly at forty as they were at twenty-five, they're not.
Age is a number, but sometimes age is the number that qualifies who gets a date and who doesn't. I love my men folk, but there are certain pitfalls a woman faces while dating in her late thirties.
When you appreciate that the same is true for the men you date, it will go a long way toward building compassion and relationships.
The Princess is confident, well put-together, and very attractive. She still follows "the rules" and requires that her man do what she wants, when she wants.
You worked hard through your twenties to build some kind of meaningful work.
It’s taken a while to get your act together, but now you’re able to objectively look at your life and feel quite pleased with what you’ve made of yourself.
Marriages between people with a 10-15-year age gap are also not that common.
Even though most women prefer to date men within a few years of their own age, some may be willing to stretch their self-imposed age limit for the reasons you stated in your letter.