I give the same advice to all lifelong single women: get a cat. When it dies in 13 years, get another one. Then, get another one after that. Then, you're done.
You seriously are not seeing how rude you are?
What if I am not a cat person, but, prefer dogs? What then?
Seriously my friend, take a step back....and take a breath.
You don't know me, and you can hardly speak for the greater female population.
No offense intended, but can you speak for a greater female population more than Sauron?
Looking back on how this started:
Australia is apparently in the grip of a dire man drought, and the Catholic Church in Australia suggests women lower their expectations accordingly if they want to get hitched.
I never thought I would hear a church advise people to lower their standards. This has got to be a first!
Western women have a real entitlement problem. He is giving good advice.
which was followed up by this:
Really? How so?
I will break it down for you. Stop me when it starts to sound familiar.
In the West, women now spend their twenties and thirties pursuing careers, going their own way, and generally saying "look at me, I got moxie and I'm going places". Well, these years also happen to be when women are the most physically attractive and when they are in their best child-bearing years.
Suddenly, in the early to mid-30s, there is a mad dash to catch a man. (the fish needs a bicycle after all). Unfortunately for them, the good men are largely off the market because they have chosen the women who decided not to squander the looks and fertility of their most marriageable years on an important career in social work or human resources. Meanwhile, our modern women have said, "I will marry after I do all this important stuff, take it or leave it!" That is their right, but it is also the right of men to "leave it". There is no obligation for them to "man up" and rescue them from the consequences of their choices.
He was just stating facts. Nothing more.
A classic scene from a classic movie.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J-2EIvItVY
It's been discussed:http://singlemindedwomen.com/women-relationships/tick-tock-how-to-stop-your-biological-clock-from-wrecking-your-love-life/
We can go back to at least the early nineties/late eighties when this became a prominent issue, as the career girls at the head of the seventies began to have problems having those children they put off.
You don't know what "we" as women have gone through in our personal lives, that finds us "creeping in to our 50's" and single....and it's not your place to judge us. How dare you!
No offense intended, but who is "we"? Surely you have not talked to all 3.5 billion of your sex, and I doubt you have spoken with Sauron's wife and daughter (or mama-san).
Again, I don't see him judging you, but I do see you denying what is is a fact:many women put off family and then find out, to their sorrow, that they missed out. For the reasons Sauron mentioned.
It's not enough that we get it from our coworkers (not in the HR Dept), or that we are whispered about at the office "she's probably a lesbian", or that we have the married men placating us....because of our seemingly miserable single status! ...or that the man at the corner restaurant take out counter notices no ring and offers that you pay with something other than money for your food,
None of which Sauron insinuated. Which brings up:
or that you have to defend yourself to some unknown man on an internet forum who finds he needs to improve his self-esteem by harassing women and belittling them.
GET OVER IT! Sheesh!
You made some insinuation about Sauron having
obviously painful experiences with women.
when he revealed no such thing. It seems you are projecting. It would do better to aim at a real target.
A woman does NOT need a man to be happy.
That's rather dogmatic and absolute, with nothing but personal anecdotes to back it up.
We all know persons who belie that. I doubt we know them all.
You, my dear man, are belittling all the other blessings bestowed upon single women by God...because apparently they mean nothing, if she isn't hitched to a man during her child bearing years!
You started this all by posting an article about women. Let's recap:
Church tells man-hungry women to lower standards
Australia is apparently in the grip of a dire man drought, and the Catholic Church in Australia suggests women lower their expectations accordingly if they want to get hitched...
....and let it be known...this "creeping on 50" female is NOT single by choice, is not a lesbian, and believe it or not, is HAPPY!!!! I don't need a man to come and rescue me from some misery. I have NEVER complained about my single status, as it is claimed by you guys that older females do all the time. I don't know of ANY older women who whine about being single or claim the need to be rescued, as you put it.
We all know plenty. The article you posted evidently does as well.
You guys have a skewed view of women.....and it breaks my heart to hear it. I don't know where you've been finding these women that seem to be such a pest to society and men, in general. You need to UP YOUR standards and look at a different group of females....and stop generalizing.
Unfortunately, as I said, not all women are like you. You are not the only one, but the growing number of the herd willing to give the milk up for free, the increasing peril presented by the "family courts," etc. are making you a shrinking minority.
Shameful behavior from a few of the men here. Simply sad to read.
....and you wonder "what" women want in a man....well, I'll tell you...it's not that which has been displayed in this thread!
The truth? Yes, some of us are aware they don't want that.