assuming you've never had a gf before?
At what age do you give up on dating

In the spirit of Pakes (1995) patent renewal problem, this can be estimated as a finite dynamic problem where you pay c_a to remain an eligible bachelor as long as the expectation of future prospects is high enough.
I'd be interested to see this put to the data, but c_a is obviously subject to some error.
My guess based on nothing is 45 y/o.

45 seems a little high
In the spirit of Pakes (1995) patent renewal problem, this can be estimated as a finite dynamic problem where you pay c_a to remain an eligible bachelor as long as the expectation of future prospects is high enough.
I'd be interested to see this put to the data, but c_a is obviously subject to some error.
My guess based on nothing is 45 y/o. 
Giving up on *dating*? Never. Suppose you are 60 and some young attractive person comes and flirts with you. Would you go on a date? Surely. However, I suspect most people here are really talking about "purposeful" dating, i.e. dating with the intention to end up in a longterm relationship. That usually ends around 45.

Are you a complete moron?
Giving up on *dating*? Never. Suppose you are 60 and some young attractive person comes and flirts with you. Would you go on a date? Surely. However, I suspect most people here are really talking about "purposeful" dating, i.e. dating with the intention to end up in a longterm relationship. That usually ends around 45.