According to Liz Hoggard in the Evening Standard, today's fortysomething men won't settle for "sex and great conversation" — they "want poetry and the meeting of true minds" and "dream of being married to The One." It's hardly news that some men want these things, and Hoggard's title — "Men are the new lovelorn spinsters" — ignores the fact that middle-aged singlehood is still way more acceptable for men than for women. Still, it's nice to see men being called "picky" for once. [Evening Standard]
Ah yes, they care about poetry! As long as it's being read by a hot chick in her 20s. All of my 40 yo male friends won't date anyone over 30 - 32. They all feel as if they're a big catch and that they're owed something for all the girls in high school dating college boys. It's sick.