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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are almost 50 million single women in America. Gayle sits down with four women to discuss the complexities of dating in your 30s…and beyond.

Most are still hopeful that they'll eventually meet "the one." Kyla says she still believes she'll be a bride. "I've got to enjoy these times by myself and learn who I am so that the day that I am married, my husband won't feel that he picked up the desperate girl that was left at the sale rack after all the good stuff was gone," she says.

Elisa, a 35-year-old, says she always assumed she would get married. Then, when she turned 30 and still hadn't met Mr. Right, she began to worry. "It's difficult at first because you do start to think, 'Maybe it is me,'" she says.

Finding a man isn't the only thing these women worry about. "I'm 39 and it's scary because I want children," Lisa says. "I hear that clock ticking and ticking and ticking. … I'm worried I'm going to grow old by myself."

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Steve, who is 43 years old, assures the women that their male counterparts will come around. "We go through this thing as guys … all of a sudden we come to this realization that women in their 30s and 40s are actually better women to be with," he says. "That's the truth. All of a sudden you're dating some girl [who's] 39 [and you think], 'Wow, I can talk to her. I can have dinner with her. She's fantastic and she's sexy and she's got some resonance to her.'"
FROM: The Best Places to Find Men Over 35: Gayle King Reports
Published on January 01, 2006


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