Originally Posted by A.Nonymous
I don't disagree with that. It's a trade off. When you're younger you can wait around for someone who fills everything you're looking for. As you get older you get to the point where you take whatever happens to be left which is sad. It's true, but sad. You take whatever happens to be available and compromise what you wanted and you realize the person you're with is doing the same thing. Ugh. Like I said. Regrets.
It's only sad if you choose to make it that way.
I don't think that you necessarily have to settle for less when you're older. But you do need to be realistic. Your chances of finding a 20-something hottie with no baggage whatsoever and would even notice you are about nil. I think it was Dave Barry who wrote something to the effect of "you know you're old when nubile young women don't ever look at you as a sexual being." Also, I was about your age the first time a young woman came up to me and addressed me as "sir". You can't turn back the clock, so move forward.
Like it or not, but women with kids from previous relationships has become the norm these days. I think it would be a shame to eliminate what could turn out to be a very nice match because of inflexible expectations.
I want to travel, see the world, experience things and make a crap ton of money in the process.
So in other words, you want to live the life of the idle rich.
If the love of money is a top priority, then the ability to love and be loved by people
can go away fast. Don't be surprised if you wake up one night and see the ghost of Jacob Marley
paying you a visit.