They tend to wonder why such a “great catch” is still on the market. Is he a reformed player who’s trying to hop off the carousel and find a good girl to marry?
Listening recently to a woman describe relationship woes with a man ten years older than she is, I noticed her friends were quick to say, “That’s why he’s 32 and single.” That seems awfully harsh to me – 30 is the median marriage age for college educated women.
A 36-year-old will pass on twice as many mutations to his child as a man of 20, and a 70-year-old eight times as many, Stefánsson’s team estimates. Finally, while you may find a bit of gray in the sideburns sexy, keep in mind that a man’s age will affect his parenting style.“The older we are as fathers, the more likely we will pass on our mutations,” says lead author Kári Stefánsson, chief executive of de CODE Genetics in Reykjavik.“The more mutations we pass on, the more likely that one of them is going to be deleterious.”…Fathers passed on nearly four times as many new mutations as mothers: on average, 55 versus 14.There’s something to be said for dealing with infants in one’s youth rather than middle age.
Playing catch, roughhousing on the floor, and even pulling the inevitable all nighters get more difficult over time.According to a recent survey of adult sexual behavior, men over the age of 40 were two to three times more likely to report a lack of sexual interest compared to men under the age of 30.