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Do aging women lower their expectations when it comes to relationships?

11 July 2016, 18:59 Shakila Alivista

Nairobi - I think even in another millennium people are still going to find a way to have a problem with a woman as she ages and has still yet to settle down.

The only parents that support women who are not in a rush to settle down but take more pride in her career are the ones that had a disastrous marriage, a spouse that did not fulfill their expectations or a non-ending string of relationships that ended badly.

So they will tell her, ‘You just concentrate on your career and building your life at least it will never fail you.’

And isn’t that the truth?

But as you grow older as a woman, does it make you inclined to lower your expectations in order for you to settle down? In your twenties and early thirties; you can have the pick of these crops but what about when you are forty, fifty and above?

Before at 20 you swore you would never marry a divorced, or widowed man with his baggage-mostly in the form of children that are not yours that you have to take care of. In your forties, you re-evaluate that decisions because after a couple of failed relationships you start realizing those who look clean on the outside; have other inner baggage that you would rather not deal with.

At some point, looks mattered and even if he did not have to be gorgeous and sexy; at least he should smell nice and dress well. Now, you would rather he just came the way he is, you will overturn the wardrobe yourself.

At some point, you did not want to have to work at all on some of the aforementioned things but now, in old age, you can try. The kids, if either of you had any, will no longer be around; so you have the time.

Now, it is not about someone being perfect but someone who would just suit you.

Bt would you put that claim on maturity or fast aging and being afraid to be alone.

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