I agree with this. A common misconception is that every guy's SMV goes up as they get older. This is false. some guys get better with age, some don't. A 22 year old chick won't date a 40 year old unless he's attractive, rich, and good in bed.Its not that the dating pool gets smaller, its just that women past their late 20s are less and less attractive therefore its as they didnt even exist.
Also women below their 30s do not date guys in their 40s unless such guy is a top 10%...and probably she is not even a top tier in her age group.
Just like women should accept that past their mid 30s they are mostly invisible to men, men also have to accept the fact that good trades happen early and those who arrive late only find left overs.
Well of course unless covid19 turns our society into an unstable unsafe economies with no welfare...in that case better be strong and wealthy than young.
I think this is why both men and women try to lock it down by 30. The dating pool gets worse after 30, and everyone knows it. No one wants damaged goods or leftovers. Guys also want someone fertile.
There is this show called "Love is Blind" on netflix. One of the women, Jessica, was clearly past her prime at 34 years old and was aging pretty bad. She was incredibly picky/bishy, and literally everyone on social media was bashing her. If she were a 24 year old with the same personality, she would probably have her pick of guys. By the end of the show, she was still single. Go figure.