I’m currently speaking with a guy from Yahoo personals, he’s 42 and still single, never been engaged… We have been talking for the past month and a half via the phone, I’m in Minneapolis, and he’s in Chicago. I just told him that it’s wild we have great chemistry but we could meet in person and realize that we are not physically each other’s type.We have great long conversations, many that last 5 hours long, he’s commented how great our conversations are. To me, as naive as I am, I’d like to think he is not a “player” trying to work me over because we have these long conversations with a lot of depth to them. Please give me some perspective and advice on this situation. All of those things are likely contributing factors as to why a man might be 42 and never married.But there ARE things that DO matter to a partner: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Credit Card Debt The aforementioned homosexual phase and drug/alcohol/depression issues.
That said, the part of your question which really intrigues me is the “red flag” question: Is there something wrong with a man in his 40’s that has never been married? The unhealthy part of stereotyping is not necessarily the stereotype itself, but the assumption that ALL people in the category fit the stereotype. What if – god forbid – he made a bunch of bad dating decisions and just hasn’t met “the one”?Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.We regret that the majority of these online prospects are divorced.Then we pose the question: which is the greater evil?