I normally ignore SMH blogger Samantha Brett, with her Sam in the City blog – gee, what an original name – but this time I have to comment because it’s a big pile of steaming poo. (Although maybe all her posts are piles of steaming poo and I don’t notice because I don’t read them?)
Her topic is ‘Why people get married’ and she starts by quoting lightweight actor Katherine Heigl – don’t get me started on how Knocked Up was complete rubbish – and her idea that once women hit 30 they panic and want to get married. Since Brett doesn’t offer any other comment on this, I assume she agrees.
But ABS stats show she’s wrong: in 2007, the average age of marriage for women was 27.6 and for men was 29.6. It’s certainly doesn’t point to women panicking down the aisle at 30.
Besides, it’s dishonest for someone in a long-term relationship to pretend to be a “single gal” and tell other women what to do when it comes to love and sex.
Her blog does have a community service function, however. If you meet this guy, run a mile:
“Blokes, don’t marry these Sydney party girls. If they’re 30, their most likely damaged/used goods unless they came out of a convent. Basically, most of them are a fuck and chuck. If the guy is over 30 and he wants to start a family, then do it with a young 20 something, not a loosened up 30 year old.
Posted by: John Segal on July 28, 2009 1:40 AM”
What a charmer.