A third of women surveyed also admitted they were annoyed that their partners were ageing better than they were.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.

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I thought that since I was an attractive, fit, well-educated, financially and emotionally secure guy that I would have no problem finding a woman in her mid 30s to settle down with and start a family.

I have tried a combination of online dating, speed dating, professional singles events, volunteering, happy hours etc. I thought that online dating would be great since you are essentially pre-screening people for dates.

Having to wear glasses for age-related sight loss also knocked their self-esteem.

Nearly all of the women questioned said they began struggling with their weight once they hit 40 – and they typically longed to shed around two stone.

I am trying to remain positive, but two things are really bothering me. Once a guy crosses 35, however, he (theoretically) tends to get more serious.

I have found that I get no responses from any women online and the only women who respond to my ad are usually much older and don’t meet any of my criteria outlined in my profile.I am told that women want to settle down and have kids, etc., but their actions seem to be to the contrary.This research shows a lot of factors contributed towards making women feel invisible once they hit a certain age.The poll found women with children were hit the hardest by a loss of confidence as they grew older, as they were more likely to compare themselves to the younger women in the family.At singles events, women come in groups and are reluctant to talk to men.In online situations, women say they want desperately to meet a nice guy like me, but never answer my response to their profile. They have a lot of dating options, they’re building their careers, and there isn’t a clear urgency to settle down.