If you're a woman who has been dating in her 30s and have noticed you're having trouble with guys the same age, apparently you aren't alone.

Jana Hocking is a 35-year-old 'relationship expert' and she says you shouldn't even waste your time with a guy in his 30s. I know what you're most likely thinking because it's exactly what I was thinking. She's in her 30s and just has horrible luck with guys. That's not her point though. She throws out some stats to back up her claims. Keep in mind she's from Australia.

  • The median age for men to get married in Australia is 32.4.
  • The median age for men to get married in Great Britain is 33.4.
  • In Texas, the average age men get married is 28.5 years old.
  • The average age for men getting divorced in Australia is 45.9.
  • The average age for men getting divorced in Great Britain is 46.9.
  • I couldn't find any info on when men in Texas get divorced but I'm guessing late 30s, early 40s.

What she says is that men in their 30s are one of those things.

  1. Married and off the market, or possible married and you'd be the side action
  2. Available but probably not looking for a commitment

She recommends going for the guys in their 40s who have been married and are now looking for romance. Why does she recommend this? Because it's what she's doing and is seeing some success. She says:

They’re great at 'old school dating', you know, like picking up the phone for a chat, only dating one person at a time, and they tend to be terrible at playing games (hurrah!). Sure they may come with some baggage, like the bitter remnants of a divorce and a few kids, but it also means that they’ve proven that they aren’t scared to commit (at least for a decent amount of time).

So what-say-you? Is it worth going for the guys in their 40s and just skipping the 30s?