Based on my own experience and on polls of my 30-something single friends, I've pieced together an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of 20-somethings and 30-somethings.

Women, on the other hand, prefer guys closer to their own age.

Dating in your late 30s (especially if you are dating after divorce with kids like me) is sort of like sifting through a garbage can, hoping to find a huge diamond and a pair of Manolo Blahniks.

I don't mean to say that every available man is worthless when you're in your late 30s but rather that the game is hard, and guess what, ladies: it's still a game, even at our age.

I have dated my own age, younger than me, and older.

Just imagine being back in your 20-year-old self – feels good, doesn’t it? Most importantly you are an individual, you’ve carved out your life and you’re a little set in your ways. Finding a partner was easy in your twenties, you’re free to settle where you please, save the little money you both have and eventually buy a house, and build your careers together. Most if not all my friends have settled in their twenties, they love to hear about my dating dilemmas but can’t fathom why I can’t seem to settle. Thanks to internet sites bursting with people looking for dates, you’re never be hard pushed to find one.

This gives participants a choice as wide as possible, thus increasing the chances of finding someone.

Online dating, however, is easier than going to a computer and logging in your dating site.

Of course, there's a huge difference between dating people in their 20s vs.

their 30s, and men aren't the only ones guilty of tangling with younger mates for recreational reasons. 30-somethings are too tired for happy hour on Fridays. 30-something guys will make you feel better about your own body.

Men in their 20s date women over 30 because:“They understand better how to interact in a relationship.”Men in their 40s add:“Women over 30 have stopped putting metal through their lips and tongues which makes it easier to kiss them.

And they’ve figured out their makeup routine so they won't keep you waiting as long when you're trying to get to an event.”“Age has never really played a role in who I date …

Men who have waited to have kids or who had kids with their first wife but perhaps not as many as they would have liked, are looking for a fertile woman.