They insisted romances failed today, not because of male laziness and a lack of attention to their physical appearance as claimed, but because women are picky and demanding divas, who either treat dates like job interviews or are all too keen to leap into bed. Above all else, though, men said women are increasingly status and money-obsessed.
While they might be full of the entitlements of feminism and happy to preach the necessity of equality, men said the opposite sex were simultaneously all too keen to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle almost entirely paid for by their male partners.
Chris is adamant this is the case —and believes single, middle-aged women in particular should look closer to home when casting blame. You might want to dismiss Chris as just another misogynist. Yet even he was astonished by how brutally mercenary some of the middle-aged single women he met were. But as well as being relentlessly focused on money, he found some of the women he met — and he went on scores of dates — were surprisingly envious.
It was such a disappointment. I found women can be so jealous. They very quickly started to make demands. They were jealous of my female friends.
There was a gradual realisation that you are complete just as you are. She texted me, saying she was on her way and to ask for my address so she could park on my street. She barged in and started looking around: She was a complete stranger to me.
It was very odd. Maybe, faced with mortality as we all are in our 50s, she was so desperate for a relationship she tried to rush things.
Indeed, he was driven by the loving memories of how wonderful life can be when you have a partner with whom to share it. My marriage was very happy. Men can have an entirely content life on their own. Psychotherapist Teresa Wilson, who runs a practice in South-West London, believes men and women are coming to the dating game in middle age with entirely different perspectives. She was an au pair. She was just looking for a wealthy husband.
We divorced in But many men are not. They want to get to know the woman. Some men can cope with one-night stands, but most do not feel comfortable with them. They get drunk and wear very revealing clothes, too. On this website, disillusioned males come to share relationship problems, their struggles for equal access to children and describe being freer, happier and wealthier for shunning relationships. On its website, it lists great men throughout history — among them Beethoven and Sir Isaac Newton — who were all single and, as a consequence, says MGTOW, led fulfilled lives packed with accomplishments.
They are easily disillusioned; women are better at brushing themselves off' file image Ross Foad, 29, is another who subscribes to this philosophy.
A talented actor, comedian and writer, he is charismatic, confident, fit and attractive. But he says he has no interest in ever finding anyone with whom to spend his life. For Ross, from Kingston-upon-Thames, south-west London, says: I want to concentrate on my career. I like to write, create films and be active. Trelawney Kerrigan, a consultant for the Dating Agency Association, says: They are easily disillusioned; women are better at brushing themselves off.
Increasing numbers of men are choosing to be independent. I can come and go as I please. A lot of men would give their right arm to have that freedom.
Where have all the good women gone?