Dating for women in their forties
Our original intent was to determine how men at different ages reacted to single women they met at social gatherings.
We started by asking the men about their lives before they met their future wives.
When we conducted a focus group with 12 men who had just proposed to women, we learned that men were far more likely to marry when they got tired of the singles scene.
For example, when a man goes to law school, which takes three additional years, he usually starts considering marriage around age 27 or 28.
That’s also the age when most doctors, who spend four years in medical school and at least one year as an intern, start seriously thinking about marriage.
One of the most common mistakes young women make is to assume that because they’re ready for marriage in their early or mid-twenties, the men they date are, as well.
But as the above research shows, that’s usually not the case.