I was devastated at the thought, but I think we're right.
Overall, then, there is a perception that there aren't many good men out there, and if a woman finds one, she doesn't want to place many demands on him because it might scare him off.
The second issue is one centered on the women themselves.
As part of that work, I have asked women about their perceptions of the dating market - what they have to do to acquire a good prospect in light of the fact that there are other women out there trying to win the same prize.
A comment I routinely hear is that they greatly dislike the dating scene today.
Last week I was having lunch with a girl friend and we somehow ended up on the topic of romance and the current dating scene.
By the end of lunch, we reached the conclusion that romance is pretty much dead.
When I ask them why, I often hear something like, "if I don't have sex with him, he'll find someone else who can." These women don't necessarily want to have sex, they just don't want to be single again or they want to have a little more time to see if he's a keeper.
And these days, it seems that the ‘sex' date is number two or three - a far cry from the courting days of 1900 when one used only a finely tuned wit to woo.
However, that pales in comparison to the competition women are in when it comes to sex.
One of the most significant issue that I'm hearing these days is how men are not really displaying any romance, and women are feeling increasingly pressured to have sex earlier in the relationship.
Together, trying to put the best foot forward is not an easy undertaking if you are making the effort to find a good mate, especially if you are particularly self-conscious or have been away from the dating scene in a while.