[quote]Professor X wrote:
I have a friend who thought the same way as you at 29. He’s now 41 and still thinking like that. He doesn’t date as much as he used to. He’s very involved in his work. And honestly he seems more lonely than maybe even 5 years ago. But that’s just him it does not have to be you. You might do it better.
I don’t see anything inherently wrong with it. Just make sure that you fully put your arms around what exactly you are missing out on by hanging on to this sort of thing. Remember when you say yes to one thing (trying to be 21 forever) .you are saying no to something else (marriage, children etc.).
You know just keep in mind the down side.
Here are two potential things:
You will eventually be rejected by all women that you would prefer to date. A cute 21 year old might find you attractive at 29. When you turn 35 or so that 21 year old might not find you all that attractive. Then again if you have enough money you might just become attractive again. Ha.
When you do decide to get married, if that day ever comes, and you have children you might not like being the oldest father at the boy scout and PTA meetings. When your son is 10 years old and wants to play catch will you have enough energy and desire to do so?
It takes energy to follower toddlers around too. If you are an involved father that is. Then again you might just be one in a million that stay younger longer than most.
Generally, I feel that it is your life and you should spend it the way that you want. But just make sure that you are making an informed decision. Look at the potential upside and downside of the decision.
Holy crap, dude. He’s 29. I could possibly see this angle if he was 40 years old, but 30 years old for a GUY isn’t “old”, especially today.
I would honestly hope people aren’t rushing into relationships based on fear that they may turn 35 before they get married.
Maybe that is why there are so many divorces going on. Would you really rather be on your second marriage at 40, or have made sure you made the right decision the first time?[/quote]
I believe he said his friend thought like this when he WAS 29 but IS now 41.