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“I feel like I arrived at the buffet too late,” she said, laughing. Maybe I missed that ripe age, right before I turned 30.” The numbers support this theory as far as dating apps are concerned.
Recovery from the loss of a loving relationship often takes longer than one anticipates.They’ll all get divorced soon.” They were assuring a late-30-something friend who had grown weary of the thinning dating options before her. Are there particular ages at which the dating market becomes more active than others?Or is it like a self-fulfilling prophecy — a type of Baader-Meinhof phenomenon — where once you’ve started seeking out singles with the belief that they exist, they suddenly appear? “Unfortunately we do not have any data on this topic,” said Olivia O’Hea, a communications assistant at the Pew Research Center, when I inquired about the subject.Exhausted by the nuances of data and dating, I wondered about my friends who first told me about these alleged magic periods of time when being single would put me in the majority. It probably was something that they had been told by others who had experienced the ebbs and flows of feeling like the only single person around.If the numbers and social science have taught me anything, it’s that even when there are more single people on the market, it’s their availability — emotionally and otherwise — that make that number of people relevant to those ready to settle down.