Dating for women over 35
I’m a 42 year old single male who recently left a 5 year relationship for various reasons, but mainly because I wanted kids and she did not.
When hitting an age when you’re thinking about long-term commitment, you either compromise or dust down your spot on that shelf.I realised that since turning 35 three years ago, I hadn’t met anyone I liked romantically, who was also single, straight and interested in me. ’ one married ex-boyfriend wrote on my Facebook page. I joined running clubs, did acting classes and dance classes, went on skiing holidays and singles holidays and badgered my friends to set me up with their friends.Some attempts were more successful than others: a singles holiday to Greece made me feel like Elizabeth Taylor due to all the men after me, whereas one evening spent dinner dating with seven single women in their 40s and just two men — one of whom walked out after ten minutes — made me want to give up on the idea altogether.When it comes to meeting ‘the one’ women need to throw out the shopping list and realise that there’s no such thing as Prince Charming. No, but I do think they need to lower their expectations and open their minds up to the possibility that what they think they want is not what they are going to get.Not least of all when they’re on the wrong side of 35.