‘Men want someone who is fertile but who doesn’t want children just yet,’ she continued.‘So they want women in their late 20s or early 30s.With a wedding and events planning business set to launch in July, Maria said she’s more focused on work than dating.
SOCIAL LIFE: Are you a single sommelier or a solicitor still searching?Whenever I was between boyfriends in the past, I would just enjoy life until another man came along — through work, mutual friends or our eyes meeting across a crowded room.But when I phoned a dating agency eight months ago, everything had taken on a new sense of urgency. ‘Haven’t you found yourself a husband yet, Bridgey? But don’t look desperate — men hate that.’ I went speed-dating, online-dating, wine-tasting dating, quiz-dating and dinner-dating.Although the same-sex marriage referendum has “normalised” the LGBT community and made people feel “really proud to be gay”, there is still a notable lack of female-focused nights out. Whether it’s that lesbians aren’t out on the scene as much or we just don’t like being out in clubs and bars, it is really hard to find a lesbian bar.You have the George, but that’s predominantly gay men.