Do you want to see your second or third kid become a bar mitzvah? No, no, no I’m not telling you to marry a woman who you aren’t attracted to and have absolutely no connection with.Seriously, you mean to tell me that you haven’t been attracted to any of the women you dated in the last few years (if that’s the case you might have bigger issues to deal with)?
Let’s face it, the dating game is not fair to women when it comes to age.
Men can (theoretically) date women 10 years their junior, while women often have to stretch at least as far in the opposite direction.
Will they open a floodgate of men in their twenties and early thirties racing to stand under the wedding canopy and start families as soon as possible?
There are many reasons why I think men should not wait until their late thirties and beyond to marry.
But let me ask you one question: Do you want to be married and raise a family?
You say that you do but that she needs to be the right one, someone “special”. But do you really really want to marry and raise a family? You see, in your exhaustive search for the “perfect” mate you’ve lost sight of the real prize: a family, children.
I don’t think the fear of passing on genetic mutations is one of them.
According to experts cited in the NYTimes, the overall risk to a man in his forties or older is in the range of two percent, at most, and there are other contributing biological factors that are entirely unknown.
Now you’re in your 40’s and counting, and still picking through women as if they were books on a Barnes and Noble shelf you were browsing through to find a satisfying summer read.
While you’re browsing, flipping pages, feeling covers, and reading snippets, your vital years are slipping away.