Recently one of my close guy friends sent me an article or blog post called “The Marriage Zone”. The Marriage Zone Theory suggests that women and men come to optimal dating ages two different age ranges. While women are more desirable when the are young, men are more desirable as they age. But there is a small window for women to marry men before the woman has aged too much and the man hasn’t reached his full dating potential. This what is considered the marriage zone. The article then suggest that guys should avoid the marriage zone because dating life gets so much better for them if they make it through this rough patch. But women should try to snag at man at this optimal marrying age, before he realizes his potential, and if they don’t women will be single through their thirties and possibly beyond that.
So my take on the marriage zone is there is some truth to this. However there are a few things to consider when thinking about things based on age alone. Some guys aren’t the player type. There are guys out there that like to be with one person and enjoy the person they are with. They are not into games because they don’t see the point. These are the guys that aspire to the family life early on. The idea that copious amounts of sex will satisfy every man suggest that men are more simple than I thought.
The idea that age is the key variable in a woman’s ability to attract men is bullshit. I am pretty sure that any woman who takes care of her body will age well. I think that life experiences hinder women more than actual age. Women lose their optimism as they age and with the biological clock ticks (and I truly believe this clock is real), they become a little impatient. Women who are approaching or in their 30s are not less desirable to men but they have a zero tolerance for games. However women who are not looking to settle down play as many games as a men in their age group. They know how to attract men and keep them coming back for more.
So do I think that the Marriage Zone is Bullshit???
YES and NO. I think that after 30 men and women have different goals. But if you get two people together who have the same goals and interests then the age doesn’t factor in as much. I think that women have to be more patient and open minded with men as we get older and that men need to figure out what they want sooner rather than later. Who wants to become a dad for the first time after 40 with a 25 year old??? So really this marriage zone thing is where you place it, as long as you are mentally prepared to spend you life with someone you get married whenever you want. I am very close to 30 at this point and have no plans of settling down anytime soon and I have no problems attracting men of all ages so….