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I do not believe that there is a set age that can be applied to everyone. Each person has their own story, values and priorities.
I walked away from women not long after I turned 30. Not because I was a virgin, but because, after almost two decades of being rejected 99 out of 100 times by girls, who later threw themselves crotch first at players and sociopathic bad boys, I came to the conclusion that I was wasting my time.
Demonstrated female group preference was for players and scumbags, because the girls found them to be 'exciting' and 'fun'. I was neither of those things. I was clean cut (army reserve), building a career in the media (TV and radio presenter and print journalist) and a dedicated student of karate. All that gave me a strong moral centre and traditional values.
All that I really wanted was one special girl to love and care for. That was absolutely not what the girls wanted.
So, I applied two of the principles of military tactics that I learned at staff college: fight only the battles that you can win; and do not reinforce defeat.
I withdrew from what was self-evidently a hopeless cause and went my own way.
Later, women who when they were younger would not have given me the time of day, began to make their interest plain in ways that would astonish younger men.
I was no longer interested. Too much pain, too much angst, too much resentment for me to be receptive to their advances.
Women in the 40+ range (sometimes younger) still make moves on me wherever I go, but I am simply not interested.
When a woman slides up beside me at a buffet table, presses her breasts against my arm and begins to talk to me, then asks me for my mobile telephone number and email address, what I see is a former carousel rider who has hit the wall, lost her ticket to ride and is looking for a retirement plan. This happened to me just last Saturday and it was far from the first time.
She can go back to the bad boy made her tingle in her panties when she was 20 and I would not have been 'fun' enough. She will find him in a trailer park, or welfare housing. They deserve each other.1