5 Types of Guys You're Stuck Dating After 30

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No Country For Old GrownupsWhoever said dating is "fun" clearly hasn't done it for a while. Oh sure, there's something to be said for the butterflies-in-stomach feeling that comes with meeting someone new and sparks flying. But let's be real. Those chemistry-riddled moments are few and far between. It's far more likely your first date will be your last.

While this is all relatively fresh and new when you're in your 20s, the bloom falls from the rose of the whole ordeal once you hit 30. Dating changes from being this sort of full-of-hope venture to a dreary chore. It's not that you've given up on Mr. Right or anything. 

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It's more like one of the downsides of feeling more confident in your own skin is your seeming inability to put up with anything that seems like it might be a waste of your time. And good for you! You go, Glenn Coco! But you do start to notice patterns -- for example, there seem to be only 5 types of guys around to go on dates with. 

1. Peter Pan

Peter Pan

When you were in your 20s, these guys were "immature" at their worst and "free spirits" ... when they were hot. But now that we're all growing up and they're still arriving via skateboard to pick you up, things have changed. As a general rule, if you are closer to getting arthritis than acne -- don't skateboard.

2. Most Likely to Be Featured on His Own Dateline Special 

Silence of the Lambs

He seemed cool enough when you met. But now that you're one on one, you can't help noticing that he seldom blinks and has no sense of personal space. Plus, the way he's holding that knife is vaguely creepy. Did he just ... did he just ask if you were about a size 14? Yeaaaah, no.

3. Mr. All-In


He texts you before your first date and says he's so excited to see you. You think, That's sweet. He follows up this text to find out what you're wearing so he can coordinate. You don't answer and he shoots back another message asking why you're ignoring him. You're picking up your phone to answer and he's already breaking up with you -- he's tired of all the bullshit. But don't worry -- he'll be sure to drunk dial you in the not so distant future to reminisce over the good times ... that you did not have together. 

4. The Man With the Plan


He's charming and smart and funny and has a healthy relationship with his parents. The only downside is he doesn't seem that into what you've got going. He initiates dates and then stares out into space. He's always on time and he always follows up but something's missing. You talk about a future and he nods but it all feels ... off. You realize that it isn't you -- it's any girl. He's not ready for love but dating, marriage, and kids are items on a list he thinks he's got to check off. He'll break your heart and you won't see it coming. 

5. Too Cool to Even Be Here 


He's on his phone, he's rolling his eyes, he suggests a bike ride, a cup of coffee, a loud concert. He shrugs when you ask him questions, he smiles a lot -- but always at some incoming email or text. He doesn't call you for a week after looking at your album collection because its not-cool factor has made him think he needs "time to think." You'll never meet his friends or even find out really what he does for a living. He's too cool to date you. He's basically too cool to exist. 

What types of guys did you encounter dating in your 30s?




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Traci... Traci_Momof2

I've never dated in my 30's and if I suddenly found myself without a partner I don't think I would.  Just sounds too complicated and too messy and just too much a waste of my time.  Nothing wrong with being single.

nonmember avatar pixie28

I am 28 and I only get hit on by 28-20 year olds and 40-50 year olds. It drives me nutz. The older ones are either to needy and that is why they are still single or they have no intention of ever settling down and have been "play boys" their whole lives! ERRR

nonmember avatar Skinny guy

I do skinny guys attract large women? I feel cursed!

Jaghd810 Jaghd810

So if you're not married by 30 you're screwed?  This article is complete bullshit. The only people I personally know who got married before 30 are all divorced. 

nonmember avatar Karma

Another men are jackassery...makes you wonder. Are there any positive articles about men? I see a crap load about women!

nonmember avatar Lill

These are all limiting beliefs, similar to saying that all the good ones are taken. Perhaps YOU are not ready to date and should ask yourself what it is about you that is attracring these types of men. There are great men out there, but you have to be all the things you are looking for in order to attract them,

nonmember avatar Jen

Grateful to not be single right now :-I

nonmember avatar John

As a single male in my mid thirties I can honestly say that the quality of women isn't any better. The majority of the women my age or within 5 to 7 years are divorced or have a baby daddy with one or more kids and has tons of baggage. Meeting a woman who hasn't been married with no kids and little baggage is extremely rare. Being single as never looked better.

nonmember avatar MrHappy

and you know what you're stuck with dating if you're a man post 30?

the same 20 year old's that froze you out when you were their age. i haven't dated a woman in her 30's in over 3 years.

i have way more options now. i'm sorry you wasted your better years being a Kesha party girl and turning down the guys that now wouldn't give you a second look.

so glad i'm not a woman.

Jaghd810 Jaghd810

MrHappy has a small dick

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