As the years pass, and you get older, people just assume you are not attracted to women. About the Author C. Some never-married middle-age men simply haven't found the right person yet, or they have dedicated their lives thus far to their careers and left little time for relationships.
Waehler warns against hoping you can change a long-term bachelor, particularly if you are looking for marriage, and states that if men have not married by 40 they are likely to remain single for the rest of their lives. Identifying what camp your date falls into will help you work out whether the relationship has a future and what you need to do to make it work. So, we waited a little longer to settle down, but does not mean we will never be ready. Commitment may be an issue for a long-term bachelor. A woman may be reluctant to date a long-term bachelor, assuming that he is a heartbreaker who strings women along and ditches them when someone better comes along. A man who has never been married past the at the age of 50 strongly believes that marriage, love, and kids are still cards waiting to be dealt into their lives.