But as they grow older, men's tendency to seek younger women leads to an ever-shrinking dating pool for older women.

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Like height or body type, age is one of those strange things about a person that we know they can’t help, but nevertheless handily use to write them off.

If you dismiss people because of their personalities or because you’re on some kind of baby-making timetable, fine, fair enough.

It is up to you to be mutually happy with the person you date.

I learned this from experience, but also from Ludacris.

Some of us limit our potential partners to a very specific age range because that’s what we think we’ll be attracted to.

This kind of culling is even easier now that dating sites let us whittle our options down to the year.

Either he was self-conscious about dating a younger lady, or he tried to pay for everything because he thought I expected it.

The only reason a guy is obligated to pay for a woman’s dinner in this day and age is because it’s his turn, it’s her birthday, or because he’s a maître d’ who spilled something on her.

If only I could tell them how many broke, destitute middle-aged guys I’ve slept with, and challenge their ugly stereotypes.