But The Guy Who Peaked Too Early was just getting started.
And that’s just her public persona—at home, she’s fantastic in bed, a spectacular cook, loving, selfless, and devoted. He’s immersed in a fierce battle between his superhuman standards and his terror of being 40 and single—because 40 and single is not supposed to be part of The Total Package’s story.Oh and she also speaks French, plays tennis, sings beautifully, reads voraciously and she’s a history buff. As long as anyone can remember, The New Lease On Life Guy had been dating his longterm girlfriend.Realizing this about five years after everyone else, he takes a deep sigh and cranks his standards down a few big notches.On the other side of the coin, after losing some weight, getting decent clothes, and having early career success, The Guy Who’s Finally a Good Catch is getting more attention each week than he got in his first 25 years combined.Of course, there's a huge difference between dating people in their 20s vs.
their 30s, and men aren't the only ones guilty of tangling with younger mates for recreational reasons. 30-somethings are too tired for happy hour on Fridays. 30-something guys will make you feel better about your own body. 30-somethings will make your bed before they leave. 30-somethings order wine with dinner without looking at the menu. If you want a case study in humanity, 30-year-old single guys have pretty much all the bases covered.Let’s examine some of the common types: The Total Package is smart—he went to a top college.The Misogynist’s close cousin is The Perpetual Cheater. Back in the day, The Guy Who Peaked Too Early had everything a 17-year-old girl could ever dream of.His sky-high confidence carried him smoothly through college, and no one was surprised when he landed a smart, sweet, beautiful girlfriend in his early 20s.He never seemed that happy in the relationship, but everyone just assumed they would eventually get married.