blackhawksfan saidAnd once you reach my age, most of your friends will have gone through a divorce and be single again. lol
LOL! Good point! And at MY age, some I know have even been "maritally recycled" several times.
At least the straights have. Oddly most of my married gay friends (and some legally married in States that permit it) have never broken up, together for decades. Seems we gays whore around early in life (with exceptions), change BFs often, but once we settle down we may have a better track record than our straight counterparts.
And I've seen that tendency to settle down beginning in the late 20s-early 30s, just as the OP observed. Probably a male hormone thing, combined with other ordinary elements of maturity and life development, along with societal expectations.
Just don't make my mistake, pressured by family and examples all around me (in my case as an Army Officer, where a wife was considered "standard issue" and I was the only Captain I knew without one), and choose to join the other team more out of conformity than conviction. And the feeling of being left out, to which the OP alludes.
I was never truly happy playing for the other side, fully realizing my mistake only when I finally had a gay partner and found real happiness. I'd advise the OP, if he was feeling jealous of those married straights, to hold out for the real thing. It is indeed a beautiful thing, when you're gay and your loving partner is a man.