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If they met someone for real, they’d maybe not find out their age until they’d been on a couple of dates, by which time they’d probably like them and the age wouldn’t matter.‘But instead, all they’re looking at is a photograph and they’ll swipe or click “yes” or “no”.It’s very difficult.’Alex Cavadas, 41, a divorced part-time actor, says he’s a victim of this pickiness — and has given up on love after a series of emotionally crushing dates with women seemingly set on just one thing: money.She told me that wasn’t enough, saying: “I have certain standards.”‘Yes, I’m a struggling actor. I was smitten instantly,’ he recalls.‘Things were great at first, but when our daughter was born in 2014, it felt to me like my wife didn’t want me any more.We divorced in 2015.‘I’ve been on dates since then, but soon think to myself: “What’s the point?
For example, “I only want to meet someone between 40 and 50”, meaning someone aged 51 will not be considered because they’re not in the right category.Indeed, he was driven by the loving memories of how wonderful life can be when you have a partner with whom to share it.‘I loved — love — my wife. Men can have an entirely content life on their own.’So what’s causing this schism between the sexes at the very point in their lives when you might imagine they would be more likely than ever to settle down?Psychotherapist Teresa Wilson, who runs a practice in South-West London, believes men and women are coming to the dating game in middle age with entirely different perspectives.The philosophy of MGTOW, which began in America in the Seventies, is described as a ‘statement of self-ownership, where the modern man preserves and protects his own sovereignty above all else’.
On its website, it lists great men throughout history — among them Beethoven and Sir Isaac Newton — who were all single and, as a consequence, says MGTOW, led fulfilled lives packed with accomplishments.He may only be 27, but he’s already decided to give up on women entirely, disillusioned after a number of painful relationships and subsequent attempts at dating women who, after drinking too much, have proved themselves rather too keen to jump into bed.