I'm a man in my mid-to-upper 40's who is currently on several online dating sites. My preferred age range is 32-49 and I've noticed something peculiar in the "older" crowd: Must have goals.

Ok, I, like, totally already have a career, home, car, hobbies and even a dog... what kind of "goals" would someone in their mid-to-upper 40's have? Seriously, I'd like to know.

I guess if I had to pick one so-called "goal" it would be to muster up the motivation to go to the store and buy some groceries. I'd also like to finish painting the laundry room... and what about that tub in need of scrubbing? You got it: It's on the list of things to do... a goal, of sorts.

I mean, if you're in your mid-to-upper 40's and I'm in my mid-to-upper 40's... what in the hell kind of goals are we talking about? This isn't to say we're done with life... far from it, but at this stage, shouldn't we be relishing in the goals we've already achieved?

Maybe I'm missing something, but I'd like to know what type of goals one seeks in a person currently enjoying their mid-to-upper 40's...