Don't try to 'fix' your partner [Photo: Shutterstock]

A dating expert has revealed the age bracket of men that you should never date - and it's quite controversial. Jana Hocking, 35, from Sydney, thought that after years of unsuccessful dates and plenty of practice she had mastered the basics of dating - tackle problems head-on and don't try and "fix" your other half, being just some of them.

Until she discovered an age group that shouldn’t be ventured into by any woman who wants to make future plans with a man. Writing for she said: "Steer clear of anyone within the 30 to 40-year-old bracket." That's a whopping 10 year age gap... But strangely Jana's reasoning makes some sense.

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She described men in this age group as "crickets" as they're typically settling down and growing their families, and are off the market. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the median age for marriage was 32.4 years for men, whereas in Britain the average age for a first marriage is 33.4.

In Australia, the median age for marriage was 32.4 years [Photo: Shuttertstock]

Jana suggests looking for guys who are either younger than 30 as they're most likely looking for romance or guys older than 40, who tend to be looking for love after a divorce. Now, of course, there will be some available guys out there in their 30s, but according to Jana, they're less likely to commit. So instead she suggests setting your sights on divorcees - who on average are 45.9 years old in Australia or 46.9 here in Britain.

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She said: "As someone who’s been doing that recently I can highly recommend it. "Sure they may come with some baggage, like the bitter remnants of a divorce and a few kids, but it also means that they’ve proven that they aren’t scared to commit (at least for a decent amount of time)". Maybe we should give it a go?