‘There are many men out there who are bored with having meaningless affairs and who want to settle down and have children too,’ he says.

‘If a guy is going out with a woman in her late 30s, it is hardly going to be a surprise that she might also want children.’With that in mind, I decided to be honest about my desire for marriage and children — with surprising results.

By the time you’re in your 30s, you’re able to buy a comfortable car and a property to call your own provided you’ve been saving and working since college.

It doesn’t mean you have to buy these things, but just knowing the fact that you can provides a 35 year old man a wealth of confidence.

Whenever I was between boyfriends in the past, I would just enjoy life until another man came along — through work, mutual friends or our eyes meeting across a crowded room.

But when I phoned a dating agency eight months ago, everything had taken on a new sense of urgency. ‘Haven’t you found yourself a husband yet, Bridgey? But don’t look desperate — men hate that.’ I went speed-dating, online-dating, wine-tasting dating, quiz-dating and dinner-dating.

Fitness levels are generally good given illnesses, sports injuries, and work haven’t had enough time to plague a body yet.

The only thing missing from this single man’s life by definition, is a life partner.

Meanwhile, as women get older, given they believe younger men are irrationally “eww”, their choice gets smaller and smaller.

Is the dwindling selection of men as women get older simply karma for rejecting us boys in school?

Karen was a 17 year old junior, and I was an incredibly good looking and intelligent 16 year old. This is exactly what my mom told me every time I brought her cupcakes.

The rejection was devastating until a bright light named Stephanie joined my high school as a freshman.

Yes, men are immature, but only because women let us be immature. Since we were wee lads, girls have always discriminated against younger boys in school. As a result of our consistent rejections by “older” women, we don’t like dating older women.