Serious If you want to settle down you should always be aiming for a woman between the ages of 18 - 28 no matter how old you are
If someone rejects the opportunity to actually girlfriend or wife a woman above this age I wouldn't even consider it volcel criteria. It is common sense cel criteria. Above this age range she is guaranteed not to actually WANT you but to instead NEED you. It is foid mentality that we are only interested in sex and nothing else because it projects the fact that sex is all they really have to offer. This is why foids falsely accuse Chads they want of rape after they have offered him sex willy nilly and he doesn't want to get with her i.e. "I literally put my pussy, the only thing I have, on a plate and Chad still doesn't want me!".
We WANT to be WANTED. What is the chance that you as a man are going to go through your teens, 20s and 30s invisible to women and all of a sudden some wrinkly foid in her 30s is going to see you as the one? If she does it's not because she wants you it's because she needs to split the bill or needs a non-sexual housemate.
Everything besides her prime is worthless and imaginary. Any age older than that she is useless unless it is for one off sex or casual sex with no strings attached. If that's not on the table or on offer, then copes like games and movies are a better option. As a man at any age you should be aiming for your looksmatch between the ages of 18 - 28 to settle down with and if that is not offered don't look for anything else because you will only be:-
1. Giving her a get out of jail free card for fucking Chad for decades safe in the knowledge that some incel or average guy simp will take care of her for a handjob twice a year, if that
2. Taking part in a relationship that is based on false pretences and simply isn't real