It’s possible, ladies.

According to the 2011 U.S. Census, if you’re over 40, your chance of marrying is a whopping 15 percent —  yep, that’s it.

Looking at those stats made me cringle — kind of like going to the grocery store on a sunny, 75 degree Saturday afternoon. Finding love after 50 seems impossible.

But guess what? I beat the odds and married the man of my dreams at 53 years old.

When I was a little girl, my mom was driving us to our family-owned restaurant to open up for the day. Here’s what came out of my 11-year-old mouth: “If I’m not married by the time I’m 24, I’m going to kill myself.”