I turned up a few minutes late for one date to find that the guy had already ordered and eaten dinner without me, and I booked myself on a climbing holiday with 14 fit men, only to discover halfway up the highest mountain in North Africa that they were all married.
While I did meet some really nice men, it was certainly not at the tortuous round of singles events, at which there were always more women than men and everyone had a sad, resigned look in their eyes.
The unspoken warning was that, because of my age, I might not find anyone else.
‘Men want someone who is fertile but who doesn’t want children just yet,’ she continued.
‘So they want women in their late 20s or early 30s.
Stephanie was Karen’s younger sister and she was hot!
In fact, Stephanie was even more beautiful than her older sister, and I just had to pursue.
For one semester, Stephanie and I had a frolicking good time.
We hung out after school together almost every single day. Perhaps it starts off in the 1st grade when we’re running around yelling with blue slurpee stains on our Sesame Street t-shirts.
But, while we were perfect for each other on paper, the relationship lacked passion.
I felt that to continue going out with him would have been unfair to both of us, so I ended our relationship. Many people — including my mother and best friend — accused me of being too fussy, and said that I should stick with Simon, as he ticked so many boxes.
Yes, men are immature, but only because women let us be immature. Since we were wee lads, girls have always discriminated against younger boys in school. As a result of our consistent rejections by “older” women, we don’t like dating older women.
We’ve been conditioned to be afraid, therefore we stay away. We get to date more and more women since there are more and more younger women to choose from!
She’d come watch my tennis matches and I’d take her to Mc Donald’s afterward for some hot apple pie and Mc Lovin. Or perhaps the perception starts in the 7th grade where we start snapping one too many bras.