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I'm sorry, but I have to respond. At 27, you are NOT "getting on in years." I commend you for being realistic and not swallowing the b****** about you can have kids "anytime." At the same time, 27 is not anywhere near old, it's EXACTLY the average age for first marriages in the United States. That means half of the women are getting married at your age, AND half are not.
As far as advice on getting married goes, my advice to you is the same I give everyone. It's a numbers game. You have to date in order to have a relationship, and you need a relationship in order to marry. SO: sorry, but you have to date.
The other thing that I see among the 40+ unmarried crowd is the constant: too old, too young, too short, too skinny, wrong race, not earning enough BS. Here is an exercise for you. Take the male population of wherever it is that you live, and Google to find out how many maen meet your criteria. If it's less than 1000, then your criteria are too strict.