Men in their 30's

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Registered: 07-29-2003
Men in their 30's
Mon, 11-03-2003 - 10:16pm
Has anyone else found that many (not all) men in their 30's tend to cling to the bachelor lifestyle/ attitude of their 20's? I've heard the excuses of "they're still young", "boys will be boys", etc. but... it sure seems to me that women in their 30's are expected to be mature and responsible. I've just found it increasingly difficult to find men in their 30's who don't act like they're going through a mid-life crisis or who want a mom, not a companion. What's going on?
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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 11-04-2003 - 10:04am
I can't say I have that problem with my bf, and he's the only 30-something man I care about, except maybe my brothers, and they are just fine, too.


Beth "Petrouchka"

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Registered: 06-09-2003
Tue, 11-04-2003 - 10:38am
In my opinion, men are creatures of habit. When you meet a man in his 30's who's still a bachelor, they're somewhat "set in their ways". A committed relationship would be a major change; could that change threaten their "way of life"?

I'm not an expert, but based on my experiences, this is what I believe.


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Registered: 11-04-2003
Tue, 11-04-2003 - 8:46pm
Here's my take as single girl in her 30's. Generally speaking, I think we are forced to be more mature as we get to our 30's since we are forced to consider the issue about having children and settling down a lot earlier than the men. As a result, we are forced to see our lives beyond the moment. Men can slide on this issue alot more than we can. So they can avoid "becoming mature".