From one who was engaged and then disengaged about 6 months prior to our wedding date, in my late 20's..and who did the drastic bit of not dating at all for most of my 30's (!!), I'm happily married now. Celebrating our 11th anniversary this Fall.
We met online, both of us were moderators on a pets forum, he was new, and I liked the way he wrote, the kind of comments he'd make in a special for moderators only lounge. I was just deciding to try again - to try flirting, dating, finding what I wanted, afterall I was 39 (!).
Within a couple of months we had our first phone call - and after that call, which lasted hours, we only missed maybe 3 days of talking daily, and were married within the year.
We are not your usual folks, I'd call us a bit eccentric, certainly eclectic in our interests, and most def. meant to be. We were engaged before we were even in the same state together - and frankly not something I'd recommend - but it was just right, more right than even I knew, as I've learned over the years.
It shocked both families, I'm sure there was much concern, certainly the nurses I worked with for almost 13 years on one unit, thought I was nuts, and we'd never actually marry, or if we did, it wouldn't last. We have a good age difference - I am almost 14 years older (yes, that means since I turned 40 prior to the wedding, and he turned 27 several months after, I married a 26 y.o.
My point...it was so hard for me to trust and have faith, that if I lived my life, pursued my interests, continued growing as a person, someday I'd meet my soul mate. I hated my grandmother's advice to just have faith (to me it was just a loving gram being supportive, I didn't really believe her) that it would happen - since this was what I wanted, NOT because I feel every woman should be or wants to be, married. It simply was my choice, my wish.
The odds were enormous that we'd never meet as this Jersey guy was living on the opposite coast, but I can trace the steps, all of necessary for us to have met, all related to my true love of cats, and I realized it was a "meant to be' relationship, and for me, I believe guided by the hand of God. It renewed my faith that had gotten pretty shaky.
If you want a committed relationship, I believe it can happen, at any age, if you are open to it.
I wish you all the best