Never has it been a better time to date, and don’t let anyone tell you any different.
I’m 49, and for the past decade have enjoyed great dates, amazing relationships, a few kicks in the face, and a lot of love.
"It is important to emphasise that although Irish Travellers show clear features of a genetic isolate, they are genetically very close to settled people in Ireland." "It is also interesting to observe that the isolation of Travellers from settled people predates the Great Famine.
But a lack of documentary evidence on their history meant the origin of Irish Travellers was not clear, and the subject of debate.
A study of Irish Traveller genetics has revealed for the first time that they split socially from the settled population here much earlier than thought.
The research by scientists from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University College Dublin, the University of Edinburgh and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, discovered that the divergence began 360 years or approximately 12 generations ago.
Let us instead examine the notion of the over-forties dating scrapheap, and how it applies only to ladies — you may have seen the Amy Schumer sketch Last Fuckable Day. As forty-something women, we are told how our erotic capital is somewhere between badly overdrawn and bankrupt — unless we take the following steps to make ourselves more dateworthy: Teeth whitening, bosom restructuring, forehead Botoxing, lips filling, face contouring, vagina tightening, body sculpting, nail and lash extending, wardrobe overhauling, diet restricting to include only chia and kale. Bottom feeders, hoping for any leftovers that the fresh faced, lissom twenty and thirty-something goddesses haven’t entirely devoured.
Because, middle aged ladies, apparently you are dating plankton.