Chris Rock once said he got married because he did not want to wind up the old man in the club. You're not really old, just too old to be in the club.
Yet there are some men who refuse to grow up. A popular radio personality, who is about 45 years old and refers to himself as a 'bad boy", is content being a bachelor (divorced). I know that is his prerogative but is it fair to ask women in the 35 to 45-year-old range to date without the possibility of marriage?
I worked with a mid-forties guy who was the same way. A divorcee, who dated the very young girls in the company. I mean like eighteen years old. Is that what the over-the-hill guy has to look forward to? Dating girls young enough to be their own daughter? Being her Myspace friend?
What are you holding out for?
I believe the fabric of society, the nuclear family, is degenerating. Being a faithful, provider is no longer ideal for some men. I question why?
Is is because women have lowered their standards and are willing to be someone's girlfriend indefinitely? I know a woman who lived with a guy for fifteen years and had two children with him. He never married her. Recently he left.
Now in the above scenario, the guy no doubt will have no problem finding a woman to take him and pop out even more babies. The woman he left, however, will have a tougher time dating with two daughters.
Where is the baby daddy now? Probably chillin' in some club.