Yes, it really is that hopeless,anon. I turned 35 this year, and I make a decent amount of money. But I still live with my parents because Im paying off school debt. I doubt, given the high standards most women have, that I'd be able to find someone able to set that aside.
On top of that, my father was diagnosed with dementia this year. So he will continually need more and more care further limiting my already limited time since work leaves me maybe an hour or two of free time each day, thirty minutes of which goes to working out.
I've also never been in a relationship or had sex, so that would likely be an automatic turn off for women given they need to find someone experienced. I'm so used to being alone that I would literally have no idea what to do if I were in a relationship. I'm not sure I can deal with being around someone who isnt close family everyday.
I used to dream about having a girlfriend, making her my wife, settling down and having kids, buying a house. But I guess that lifestyle is out of reach for what used to be middle class jobs now. The funny part is, today is as good as it will ever get because tomorrow will undoubtedly be worse.