So, what does it matter what you "hear"? There are lots of interesting things out there to hear. I'd say this idea of women having an "expiration date" is much more prevalent and agreed upon than the one of men, but so what? Is that going to all of a sudden make me happily jump in the lap of the next dude that comes along? Or is it going to make me immediately deflate upon hitting that age and resign myself to a life of cats and cross-stitch? If you want sex, there'll be someone to bone you at any age. If you want companionship, there'll be someone out there to be your other half at any age so long as you're not very picky. Matters of sex, mating and shacking up are actually not that complicated. We pretend it is but I think that's more down to us not acknowledging our own pickiness and perhaps down to certain cultural neuroses.