Seeking datable women - I wish I were 20 again

The class is going well. If anything, I’m learning a lot of useful information that’s going to help me in my career. I’m also impressed by the quality of teaching. Our instructor certainly knows her stuff. She has a ton of real-world experience I’m told. Not only that, but she’s not a bad looker – unfortunately, she’s not only out of my league, but she’s married with 2 kids, a dog, 2 cats, and a bird. Can you say, “Spoken for?”

There are 22 people in this class – many of whom are younger than me. However, there are a handful (maybe 5) that are older and obviously there for some kind of professional skills development or continuing education – 4 women and one guy. He is around my age, married for 10 years, 3 kids, and is the only one I have talked to yet.

Of the four women, I have concluded that 2 are definitely married, one is very, very shy and quiet (but good looking), and the other is naturally pretty with a bubbly personality. There are quite a few single, younger women; however I doubt that they would give me the time of day, if only because of my age. Besides, hitting on younger women would just make me look creepy, and I really don’t need that.

One reality that I’ve had to deal with is the fact that there are not many single women in my age group. Most are married, or have been married, and have children. Now, I don’t mind kids, however, that is just another requirement that a guy like me would have to have (would he be a good father to my children?).

I envy the young guys in their twenties. Practically all the women in their age group are single. I really wasted the prime years of my life – oh well.

In any case, I’m just going to play things cool and see what happens. I wasn’t expecting to be overwhelmed with datable women of my own age anyway. I look at it this way: If I’m not out there, then fate will never have a chance to work its magic. I’m sure there are many people in this world that miss great opportunities because they are not at the right place at the right time.

It’s a numbers game, and I’m simply trying to increase my odds.