Well I’m a bit of a fool but I also stopped dating in my mid 20s. Now that I’m 43, I still don’t worry about finding a partner. Why? There’s plenty of people who _already_ desire me as a life partner, each for their own reasons but I’m not interested. So should the time come that I feel like bothering with that aspect of life, should I ever again, it’s not a problem. There’s many currencies besides money, and one can lack capital in one area while having it in abundance elsewhere.
Example: I’m good with written words. I could write _anybody_ to want to sleep with me, given enough time. The written equivalent to silver-tongued. I don’t do it though, thankfully, but I could – and no, I’m not going to prove it tongue emoticon
The currency I would provide in that case wouldnt be financial but rather emotional stability, bolstering one’s sense of certainty and cleverness, pride and worthiness, while providing just enough competition and arguing to keep things lively and interesting.
Knowing how the process works (it’s scripts in the end) keeps me from wanting to apply it until I’m ready.