Let me tell you a few philosophies I have about love. Ten years ago, when I reached the age of 30, I said "Oh my God, I'm not married. What is to become of me?" I figured my love life was over. I went back to graduate school, met lots of people, dated until I was 38 when I met my partner.
Where do people get that stuff about being too old? From sitcoms?
There are gay relationships, straight relationships, open relationships, etc. you get the picture and certain types of relationships are right for certain types of people.
Finally, there's the one about men and women. Not all women "find a man and hang on to him" as Dr. Laura would say. (By the way, I disagree with almost everything Dr. Laura says.) Not all men "need their freedom" and so on.