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Biological Clock Starts Ticking -- For Bachelors Looking for Mates
The Wall Street Journal ^ | NANCY ANNE JEFFREY

Posted on 12/07/2001 4:40:23 AM PST by TroutStalker

Edited on 04/22/2004 11:45:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Adam Rosen has a law degree from Villanova and trained in psychology at Harvard. He's also handsome and has a passion for social causes. But there's one thing the 37-year-old bachelor doesn't have in his life: candidates to be Mrs. Rosen.


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FYI to all the single FReepers out there.
1 posted on 12/07/2001 4:40:24 AM PST by TroutStalker
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To: TroutStalker
I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married.
2 posted on 12/07/2001 5:02:22 AM PST by lafroste
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To: TroutStalker
Maybe so...but I challenge any man to go to Savannah, stand on the corner of Bull and Broughton, and shout: "I'm not married!" (I cannot be responsible for what might happen next.)
--The Beast
3 posted on 12/07/2001 5:02:43 AM PST by Savage Beast
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To: TroutStalker
Most male clients make upwards of $250,000 a year. Nice guy, but broke? "Don't bother," says Ms. Spindel.

Sounds like a punch line to an old joke:

"Now that we have established your profession, we are merely haggling about price."

What is "Broke", $249,000?

4 posted on 12/07/2001 5:09:36 AM PST by Gorzaloon
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To: TroutStalker
Interesting, but smacks of wishful thinking. Factor in the number of gay men, the cultural freedom of a man to choose "up" (in age or status) or "down"...I'm not buying this shortage story.

Silver anniversary this year! But worried about lovely daughter's future prospects in a world much changed...

5 posted on 12/07/2001 5:15:21 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: TroutStalker
Women complain about their biological clocks going off in their late 30s. What they don't realize is that men's biological clocks started going off full-blast at the onset of puberty, and the cacophony doesn't stop.
6 posted on 12/07/2001 5:17:01 AM PST by ctdonath2
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To: TroutStalker
Notice most of those interviewed live in California. 'Nuff said. They need to come to the Midwest.
7 posted on 12/07/2001 5:26:05 AM PST by ikanakattara
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To: ctdonath2
I wondered how long it would take before someone made that point!
There's something screwy about a guy who doesn't start looking for a mate until after he's 35.
Oops. Wait a minute. Let me break out the flame suit...
There. That's better.
8 posted on 12/07/2001 5:26:56 AM PST by HiJinx
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To: TroutStalker
Within nine years, there will be one woman 30 to 34 for every two men 35 to 44, according to one set of projections by the U.S. Census.

Well, duh. Of course there will be one woman 30 to 34 for every two men 35 to 44. The age range for women in this sentence is 5 years, while the age range for men is 10 years. Shocking! There's still approximately one woman to one man throughout the world, except for China (slight surplus of men) and Russia (slight surplus of women). Dating services know that men are more likely than women to join and to aggressively pursue the opposite sex, which means that women will get a lot more email than men, and that more men will join than women.

9 posted on 12/07/2001 5:28:35 AM PST by thesharkboy
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To: ctdonath2
30 percent of the women below 29 have been murdered in their mothers womb. That puts a pretty big chunk in the numbers.
10 posted on 12/07/2001 5:32:02 AM PST by Cowgirl
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To: TroutStalker
I'm holding out for "my perfect match". 78-94 yrs old,Owns a chain of liquor stores,And has a really bad cough..........!
11 posted on 12/07/2001 5:33:05 AM PST by placebo
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To: TroutStalker
This article might as well have said "Hey wku man, your chances are getting slimmer". Maybe I'm destined to die a bachelor, but I just can't meet women with the morals and values I want my future wife to have. Like the old Ian Hunter song said, "All the good ones are taken."

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

12 posted on 12/07/2001 5:33:51 AM PST by wku man
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To: TroutStalker
I have two nephews..ages 30 and 27 and they aren't even seeing anyone steady. I am amazed but men are not getting married for all the reasons in the article. You are also seeing for the first time, the direct result of legalized abortion. If they can't be born, they can't grow up. Hmmmmmmmmmm.
13 posted on 12/07/2001 5:33:59 AM PST by angelbaby1111
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To: placebo

Take your pick!
15 posted on 12/07/2001 5:36:30 AM PST by HarryDunne
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To: TroutStalker
Bachelors never know how good they have it until they get married. Married men don't know how good they have it until they get divorced!
16 posted on 12/07/2001 5:36:56 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: TroutStalker
Hmmm, I don't think I want to hear this sort of thing...
18 posted on 12/07/2001 5:42:50 AM PST by NewAmsterdam
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To: TroutStalker
Well send some of those single men this way...I'm sure not meeting any over here! LOL
19 posted on 12/07/2001 5:43:12 AM PST by Dawntreader
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To: TroutStalker
Most male clients make upwards of $250,000 a year. Nice guy, but broke? "Don't bother," says Ms. Spindel.

Wow. Its amazing that with a single sentence, Ms. Spindel was able to sum up the problems with American society!

21 posted on 12/07/2001 5:44:46 AM PST by FLAMING DEATH
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To: wku man
I've quit trying, for the same reasons. Why take a gamble on a proposition where you stand to lose half your stuff and possibly make alimony payments for the rest of your life?

Look at the positives. You're allowed to sit on the couch in your underwear drinking beer and eating things that are far too fattening while watching "Baywatch". Plus, poker night every Friday with the guys...and you don't have to "ask" permission!

I must say, in all of my experiences with women, the best part was the ending.

23 posted on 12/07/2001 5:51:17 AM PST by FLAMING DEATH
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To: TroutStalker
I hear you. I can't seem to find anyone who isn't 1. married 2. Diseased 3. Clinically insane or 4. a combination of these qualities. I need to get out of Miami. :-)

I don't plan on marriage until I'm well into my thirties (I'm 25). I need to make some money and get settled into a career first.

24 posted on 12/07/2001 6:00:17 AM PST by Clemenza
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To: HiJinx
There's something screwy about a guy who doesn't start looking for a mate until after he's 35

You don't need the flame-retardent suit. I just wanted to point out that some of us have been looking, but haven't found. I have learned that the old saying is true, "love discriminates against the shy and the ugly". Being a good man isn't enough anymore.

25 posted on 12/07/2001 6:02:34 AM PST by alpowolf
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To: FLAMING DEATH
And lose any children of the marriage, and your pension, and your civil rights. Divorce has been made Hell on Earth by the male-bashing feminist divorce court system.
26 posted on 12/07/2001 6:06:04 AM PST by Dr. Octagon
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To: TroutStalker
I used to ride up and down the high rise elevators in a large West Coast city with the single women who worked there. They complained that although there appeared to be more single men in the building then women, many of the elegible men were more interested in other men than in women and that therefore there was a real shortfall in available men.
27 posted on 12/07/2001 6:07:25 AM PST by David
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To: Clemenza
What about the effect of job stress on the dating scene. A lot of people, both sexes, are too busy trying to hang in there with very stressful jobs.
28 posted on 12/07/2001 6:10:11 AM PST by Ciexyz
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To: TroutStalker
What an unlifting way to start the weekend.
29 posted on 12/07/2001 6:10:33 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: David
Well, there's one solution for male heteros halfway attractive and gainfully employed: Move to New York. The women there complain that all the good-looking men are gay. Of course, you'll end up married to a New Yorker.
30 posted on 12/07/2001 6:12:22 AM PST by MoralSense
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To: FLAMING DEATH
the best part was the ending

Don't totally agree with that notion, but love the screen name.....

31 posted on 12/07/2001 6:13:36 AM PST by philomath
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To: MoralSense
I think my last date turned gay during our last dinner.
32 posted on 12/07/2001 6:13:48 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: lafroste
I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married, I'm so glad I'm married.

Likewise. Didn't meet her until I was 37 and fully convinced I'd never find someone.

33 posted on 12/07/2001 6:16:02 AM PST by Steve1789
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To: FLAMING DEATH
I've quit trying, for the same reasons. Why take a gamble on a proposition where you stand to lose half your stuff and possibly make alimony payments for the rest of your life?

I'm 32 and gave up years ago. I have one kid from my marriage (the only good thing to result from said union). Once you get to the divorce (and the odds are more than 50% of getting divirced), you're hosed. The divorce industry is rigged against men, especially if there are kids involved.

The pool of available candidates is pretty slim. The women in my age group either want kids or already have at least one of their own. I have one kid and she is the center of my attention. I don't have the time or resources to help raise someone elses or to have another one of my own. The few (VERY FEW) decent women who don't have and don't want kids have their pick of the field and while I'm no Homer Simpson, I'm also no Brad Pitt.

This whole "biological clock" thing is a non-issue for me. It's like if the capital gains tax was 90%...there's too much risk for the possible reward.

34 posted on 12/07/2001 6:17:34 AM PST by Orangedog
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To: MoralSense
Of course, you'll end up married to a New Yorker.

And what's wrong with that? All of us New Yorkers are not like you-know-who.

35 posted on 12/07/2001 6:18:36 AM PST by Neets
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To: MoralSense
Of course, you'll end up married to a New Yorker.

There is a good reason that this ex-New Yorker has only dated Latin girls. Then again, all of the truly classy Latin girls down here want you to be a Millionaire with a Ferrari.

Then again, those girls I met on a trip to the Cajun Country weren't too bad either. :-)

Someone should start a thread on which region has the best Women/Men for single Freepers.

36 posted on 12/07/2001 6:23:41 AM PST by Clemenza
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To: alpowolf; All
I have a 37-y/o sister who's looking for a 'good guy.' Atlanta area freepers -- freepmail me for info.
37 posted on 12/07/2001 6:23:54 AM PST by Jen
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To: OneidaM
No, of course all New Yorkers are not like you-know-who. But I'd still rather take my chances in Savannah, Atlanta, or Austin.
38 posted on 12/07/2001 6:24:18 AM PST by MoralSense
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To: Dr. Octagon
And lose any children of the marriage, and your pension, and your civil rights. Divorce has been made Hell on Earth by the male-bashing feminist divorce court system.

I hear ya, brother. If there wasn't such a financial incentive for women to file for divorce I don't think the divorce rate would be as high as it is...if you want more of something, subsidise it.

Okay gals, the asbestos boxers are on..I'm ready for the flames I'm likely to get for saying that.

39 posted on 12/07/2001 6:25:13 AM PST by Orangedog
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
I think my last date turned gay during our last dinner

something you said, maybe? ; )

40 posted on 12/07/2001 6:26:04 AM PST by LN2Campy
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To: OneidaM
And what's wrong with that? All of us New Yorkers are not like you-know-who.

I don't know about upstate (where you are) but all the women downstate are either 1. Annoying Jewish girls whose parents hate you or 2. Materialistic Italian girls from Staten Island and LI who wouldn't know class even if they were in a school. 3. Women from Lawn Guyland of ANY ethnicity who are about as loveable as a case of persitis.

41 posted on 12/07/2001 6:27:43 AM PST by Clemenza
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To: TroutStalker
I agree that there is definitely something wrong in the singles world. My son is 23, intelligent and hard working - at his age he is already making approx. $50,000/yr. which in the midwest is pretty decent. He has problems dating because he is your typical "nice guy". He was raised to respect women and most girls these days just cannot figure that out. He has had girls literally think there is something wrong with him if he's not trying to grope them on the first and second date!
42 posted on 12/07/2001 6:29:33 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash
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To: thefactor; Dan from Michigan; StoneColdGOP; *20somethings_list
ping the masses!
43 posted on 12/07/2001 6:30:50 AM PST by Benson_Carter
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To: Clemenza
Well, I can assure you that I am none of those. Having been from New York, I am sure you can understand when I tell you there is a whole new world outside of NYC and Lawnguyland.

Don't get me started on materialistic/annoying/angry/low-class people, as they exisist among both sexes and in all states.

44 posted on 12/07/2001 6:32:50 AM PST by Neets
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To: Mamzelle; innocentbystander
Interesting, but smacks of wishful thinking. Factor in the number of gay men, the cultural freedom of a man to choose "up" (in age or status) or "down"...I'm not buying this shortage story.

I dunno, as a trooper down in trenches (I'm a 29 YO dude) I've got plenty of amigos in the mid twenties and mid thirties and I have seen the switch happen. I dunno what can be wishful thinking, though, I mean, the math works out. What they don't mention, though, is how all the good girlies get scooped up in the early twenties, and all that's left for us are the ones who need Prozac more than a man. (I pinged innocentbystander 'cause he usually has great insight about these topics)

Silver anniversary this year! But worried about lovely daughter's future prospects in a world much changed...

Congrats on your aniversary! Send me a picture of your lovely daughter and I'll help ya out :-)

45 posted on 12/07/2001 6:32:59 AM PST by krb
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To: Clemenza
Well, as a "Wrong Island" native I have to say you are, unfortunately, about 95% right. The absence of any real class among a group of people who, on average, are among the wealthiest and best-educated in the country is truly scary.
46 posted on 12/07/2001 6:33:30 AM PST by LN2Campy
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To: TroutStalker
49, single, and loving it. But it is more than a little disconcerting to have a conversation with a woman you've just met at a party and hear her complain that the good ones are all taken. Kinda hard to know just how to take that...
47 posted on 12/07/2001 6:33:48 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: David
That reminds me of a little story.

I was ridding down an elevator with my boss a few years back and a beautiful young woman walked into the elevator and rode to the bottom with us. When we stepped out, he says to me, "Did you see that woman?"

I answer, "see her, that was the longest relationship I have had in months!"

48 posted on 12/07/2001 6:36:18 AM PST by TheOtherOne
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Before I get flamed, I KNOW education and material wealth are NOT guarantors of having class. My point is simply that these people don't even have the EXCUSE of being "underprivileged" to justify their behavior...
49 posted on 12/07/2001 6:37:25 AM PST by LN2Campy
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To: Billthedrill
Just tell her, "Yeah, all the good chicks are taken, too."
50 posted on 12/07/2001 6:41:13 AM PST by goodnesswins
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