When it comes to meeting ‘the one’ women need to throw out the shopping list and realise that there’s no such thing as Prince Charming. No, but I do think they need to lower their expectations and open their minds up to the possibility that what they think they want is not what they are going to get.
Not least of all when they’re on the wrong side of 35.
There is no such thing as the perfect man – least of all when you’re in your late 30s.
Yet if I had a pound for every woman I’d come across still holding out for their ideal man I’d be sitting on a beach in Barbados by now.
Being 21 means you are slightly more within your rights to pick and choose a partner who matches your criteria.
When hitting an age when you’re thinking about long-term commitment, you either compromise or dust down your spot on that shelf.
It’s little wonder women are losing the dating game.
In one breath they’re complaining about the lack of decent men around, in the next, writing men off before they’ve even met them.‘I don’t date men under 5’11, who aren’t earning over £50,000 a year or who have children from a previous relationship.’ Get over yourself, girlfriend.You’re fishing in a small pond in your late thirties, with most men being either married or gay.The only thing on a woman’s list should be chemistry – and the ability to get it up after a few beers, both essential components to a successful relationship. Are you un-dateable because you’re carrying a few extra pounds or have a moustache in the wrong light? Anyway, short men try harder – but that’s for another blog post.Lowering your expectations at a certain age has nothing to do with settling but everything to do with being realistic about the future.A woman can either write off a man because he uses too many emoticons in a text and continue complaining about how lonely she is or rip up her list and realise that Prince Charming doesn’t exist …