Dating game adult
Naomi sat in the back row of Melbourne's Grattan Institute, about to watch her fiance give a lecture.She was joined by three unfamiliar women - all attractive, well groomed, in their mid-30s.
Naomi explains: ''He's 36 years old and is definitely someone who falls into the alpha-male category: excellent job in finance, Ph D, high income, six feet two, sporty and very handsome.Yet given the plight of thirtysomething women seeking partners, it's hardly surprising that her boyfriend is in their sights.We hear endless complaints from women about the lack of good men.Women astonished that men don't seem to be around when they decide it is time to settle down.The 30s are worrying years for high-achieving women who long for marriage and children - of course, not all do - as they face their rapidly closing reproductive window surrounded by men who see no rush to settle down ''The women saw this and it was like the room had suddenly frozen over.There was silence and then one of them asked me if I knew him.
I wasn't going to lie, so I told them he was my partner and how long we'd been together. They stopped smiling at me, shifted awkwardly in their seats and looked me up and down as if they were trying to figure out how a girl who still wears jeans and ballet flats could land a guy like that.'' The women left before her man gave his speech.
Naomi is stunned by the number of women in their 30s who throw themselves at her partner: the colleagues who sign emails with kisses; the female journalist who pointedly asked, post-interview, if he was married.
And he's an utter sweetheart.''Naomi is an attractive 28-year-old Ph D student.
She has been in a relationship with her fiance for six years.
Her new companions were very friendly and chatted to her during the break.
But then her partner, who had been socialising at the front of the room, made eye contact with Naomi and smiled.