Dating older men has become fashionable
What man has ever changed jobs because there were no eligible girls at his place of work?
Yet hundreds of thousands of unwed girls quit their jobs each year with the frank statement to personnel directors: “All the men here are already married.” An unmarried man makes a trip to a ski resort to ski, and if he meets an attractive woman on a ski slope, he regards that as an unexpected bonus.
The single man inches slowly in the general direction of marriage.
Mixed in with the frankly erotic notices in such columns are a vast number of apparently sincere marital offers: “Lonely—I am a widower, I need a widow. He’s fat, 50, widower, now in Massachusetts.” Some unmarried men long for a scientific approach to mate selection.
A man in Missouri writes: “Having been indoctrinated in college with the ideal of the scientific method of solving problems, I found that method was applicable in almost every area of life, except in choosing a wife. ” Three years ago, just such an agency was started. Crane, a consulting psychologist who also writes a syndicated column, The Worry Clinic, it has as advisers such religious leaders as the Rev.
If a man is still single when he reaches the age of 35, he will probably never marry. Although he may talk constantly of the desire to get married, there is a strong chance that he unconsciously rejects the idea.
Most men who really want to get married find a wife by their late-20’s. In some cases, even though the desire is genuine, the bachelor may still be single as a result of the increasing mobility of our population.