He never seemed that happy in the relationship, but everyone just assumed they would eventually get married.Now, after a long and difficult breakup, The New Lease On Life Guy has reemerged with a bang and is suddenly acting like he just got called down on The Price Is Right.

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20-something guys don't understand the concept of a top sheet.

30-something guys shop discerningly for bed sheets.

If you want a case study in humanity, 30-year-old single guys have pretty much all the bases covered.

Let’s examine some of the common types: The Total Package is smart—he went to a top college.

He’s not really sure how to be single but he’s goddamn happy he is, and he’s sure as hell going out tonight.

He’s also the arch-nemesis of The Resigned Fiance, who’s in an equally unhappy relationship but just kind of kept going with it, unable to resist the sweet, sweet inertia, and who most certainly does not want to hear about The New Lease On Life Guy’s latest exploits.

The Total Package is an athlete, a musician, and an avid traveler.

The Total Package is handsome—and you better believe he’s well-groomed.

And that’s just her public persona—at home, she’s fantastic in bed, a spectacular cook, loving, selfless, and devoted. He’s immersed in a fierce battle between his superhuman standards and his terror of being 40 and single—because 40 and single is not supposed to be part of The Total Package’s story.

Oh and she also speaks French, plays tennis, sings beautifully, reads voraciously and she’s a history buff. As long as anyone can remember, The New Lease On Life Guy had been dating his longterm girlfriend.

You still have plenty of age-appropriate single people to choose from.