''I sometimes seduce them and sleep with them just because I know how to play them so well. They're tired of the cock carousel and they see a guy like me as the perfect beta to settle down with before their eggs dry out …when I get tired of them I just delete their numbers from my cell phone and stop taking their calls …Jamie, a 30-year-old Sydney barrister: ''Women labour under the impression they can have it all.They can have the career, this carefree lifestyle and then, at the snap of their fingers, because they are so fabulous, find a man.Naomi sat in the back row of Melbourne's Grattan Institute, about to watch her fiance give a lecture.She was joined by three unfamiliar women - all attractive, well groomed, in their mid-30s.
Naomi explains: ''He's 36 years old and is definitely someone who falls into the alpha-male category: excellent job in finance, Ph D, high income, six feet two, sporty and very handsome.
Yet given the plight of thirtysomething women seeking partners, it's hardly surprising that her boyfriend is in their sights.
We hear endless complaints from women about the lack of good men.
The 40-year-old single mother enlisted a team of advisers who helped her realise that while she was conducting her long search for the perfect man - Prince Charming or nobody - her market value had dropped through the floor.
''Our generation of women is constantly told to have high self-esteem, but it seems that the women themselves are at risk of ego-tripping themselves out of romantic connection,'' she writes.