I have tried a combination of online dating, speed dating, professional singles events, volunteering, happy hours etc. I thought that online dating would be great since you are essentially pre-screening people for dates.
I have found that I get no responses from any women online and the only women who respond to my ad are usually much older and don’t meet any of my criteria outlined in my profile.
Thus, their target market remains women, 27-34 – who may not be ready to settle down quite yet.
In online situations, women say they want desperately to meet a nice guy like me, but never answer my response to their profile. They have a lot of dating options, they’re building their careers, and there isn’t a clear urgency to settle down.
I am trying to remain positive, but two things are really bothering me. Once a guy crosses 35, however, he (theoretically) tends to get more serious.
e Harmony looks at this age-old debate Age is relative – someone may be 60 yet have the health, looks and vitality of a 40 year old, while some people in their forties seem ready to collect their pensions!
Age isn’t just about the time you’ve been on the planet, it’s about your attitude and approach to life.
Women’s fertility naturally begins to diminish after the age of 35 and, while men can physically father children until much later, it’s worth bearing in mind that a man who doesn’t become a father until he is 50 will be 68 by the time that child reaches adulthood.
Financial, health and economic factors also change as we grow older and these can sometimes make child rearing more difficult in later life.When someone of 30 is dating someone who is 50 the age difference may not seem particularly significant.It will, however, likely start to become more difficult when issues around retirement or health problems arise.According to some, you can determine your appropriate dating age range by only dating someone who is within a fifth of your own age.A fifth of a 20 year old’s age would be four years, for example, so they could date someone between 16 and 24 (four years older or younger).The lesson to all of you younger readers: take your love life seriously when you turn 30, instead of waiting until you’re 35 or 40. I do know when I was in my early 30’s, anyone in their 40’s seemed old to me! It’s been my experience that I seem to get alot of emails from the 50 and over crowd.