I am a 27 year old male; the key word in which I would like to focus on for the purposes of this particular blog is “male.” Males and females are different when it comes to dating. We traditionally play different roles; we have different expectations and often times want different things though recently I’ve been wondering if the gap between what males and females expect/want out of relationships, in general, is closing.

Sure there are a number of things, besides just sex and age, which factor in to determining what an individual is looking for when it comes to dating and relationshi but I think both males and females have been drawing closer to a common norm for some time now. Of course this is not to say I think the average 23 year old male and 30 year old female are now looking for the same things when it comes to relationships, but rather that 27 year old males and 27 year old females are looking for more of the same things than in the more recent past.

Obviously this is a very disputable point, based solely on my limited experience and observations; but I did want to put the idea out there since I had been thinking about it recently. Perhaps when people of both sexes are single and in their late-twenties or early-thirties they are going to naturally evolve to want similar things. However, I think there is more to it than just getting older and feeling more pressure to be in a relationship and get married.

With more and more people postponing their personal lives in pursuit of professional goals it would seem that the opposite effect would be occurring; however I think that once men and women reach a certain point in their lives they instinctively begin to shift their priorities back toward finding a mate and starting a family. I don’t know, maybe I’m not explaining this whole concept correctly since, as I reread through this, blog it doesn’t sound the same as in my head, but regardless let me end this piece with a continuation of the statement that I opened with; “I am a 27 year old male and I think that I have much more in common, when it comes to dating and relationships, with 27 year old females than I think.”