Then, you have to deal with all that baggage.” By 40, however, there’s a reversal of fortunes for single men.
Single women in the same age bracket begin to slowly outnumber them.
“That makes dating more difficult than going out with the girl you grew up with or the girl you met at a sorority mixer.” Women may have a more difficult time finding a mate later in life than men.
In youth, women have the advantage in the dating game. The odds of love Between age 20 and 39, Clark County’s single men outnumber single women 29,202 to 26,297.
“You’ve got to have moxie to get anything done,” Schwartz said.
Late bloom of love Census figures indicate the challenge of finding a partner intensifies with age, especially for women.
Pepper Schwartz, a sociology professor from the University of Washington and author of more than a dozen books on love, compares searching for a mate with a job hunt.
“There is not a good availability of men in my age group,” Tuttle said.
Post-divorce love After a divorce, the challenge of finding a partner climbs another notch.
Vancouver resident Alicia Salazar, 24, said when she walks into a nightclub she has plenty of suitors. “Whether it’s the kind of guy I want is the problem.
It’s hard to find a guy who wants to be in a relationship.” Meanwhile, Vancouver’s Stephen Smolen, 24, said he’s ready for a relationship but hasn’t been able to find the right girl. No one has showed up yet.” He said he usually goes to Portland to meet girls because he finds the singles scene limited in Vancouver.