Over thirties dating

Thus, their target market remains women, 27-34 – who may not be ready to settle down quite yet.

These women still have money to make, places to travel and oats to sow.

But now, seeing my friends usually means being the one single person amid a mob of couples, who treat me either like hired entertainment (“tell us a funny Tinder story, clown! For instance, for years now my friends and I have spent summer weekends at a shared beach house on Fire Island.

That cliché of thinking “someone better might be just around the corner” is real.

But I keep turning corners, and I keep meeting finance guys with high cholesterol who just discovered Williamsburg. Sometimes I think I should’ve picked someone when I was 25 and stupid, and then just made it work.

Because, of course I want to spend Labor Day weekend manually inflating a 6-foot blow-up penis, drinking a month’s rent worth of rosé, and pretending to be happy for Karen.

When I was younger, I took it for granted that my friends would always be available for hungover brunches and emergency threesomes.

Then I had to hire a different man to install it, only to have that man explain that I’d bought an AC with the wrong voltage for my building, which meant that I had to rehire the first man to carry the AC back downstairs again.

When I told this story to my mom, she responded with a sigh, “See, this is why you need a boyfriend: Air conditioners, broken toilets, a raccoon in the basement—that all becomes their problem.”But it’s not just that being single suddenly feels alienating in your 30s.

I’m starting to realize how different—and freakish—being single feels in your 30s.

And it doesn’t help that our 30s is also the decade where we spend so much of our time and money celebrating other people’s coupledom.

I am told that women want to settle down and have kids, etc., but their actions seem to be to the contrary.

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