For single women, I find the reverse is also true. I'm 40, and happily single. My last steady boyfriend was 2006, and I broke it off for various reasons. Before him, aside from a few dates, I was 24 when I was seriously involved. While it can be lonely sometimes, I actually prefer and enjoy singlehood. I have never subscribed to the idea that someone isn't complete without a partner. People often say things to me like, "But you're intelligent and pretty. Why don't you have a man?" As if there's something wrong with being single. I also don't like kids all that much, and I decided 10 years ago that I wasn't having any. To which I still hear, "You can still have a baby." No thanks, and not at 40. People need to be realistic, but also live and let live.