There are WAY too many exceptions to this for us to fight about, so please, let’s not.Let’s just agree that women, like men, prefer dating younger, that men are receptive to emails from all sorts of women, and that both genders are equally driven by youth and beauty.The data shows that a man is only 22% less likely to respond to an older woman than a younger woman if she initiates contact.
For men, they can find it on both free and paid sites.
I've dated countless women and it has always amazed me how little they know about men. But the ridiculousness of my situation was embarrassingly obvious in the very instant he asked the question.
4) Curiously, I’ve garnered 0% interest in men at age 40-45. Could be because they’ve only filtered to below their ages so I don’t show up in their search?
Should I lie about my age to get into their searches? So now I do mental calcs to men’s heights and subtract a few inches from their listed height if they’re under 6-ft. I know it shouldn’t matter, but I don’t find the proportions of a man at 5-4 to be appealing.
Add this to the annals of studies that confirm things we already know anecdotally.
A piece in Time Magazine cites numbers from the Are You Interested Facebook app that concludes that, among 35,942 users ages 30 to 49, a woman was five times more likely to show interest in a man who was five years her junior, rather than one who was five years older.
Are you saying I should ignore men’s stated preferences, Evan? 2) I only look at income if the guy is not great looking to determine whether or not how much he makes offsets his lack of looks. Now the curious thing to me is that a whole lot of not-so-good-looking men in their late 40s/50s are leaving their income unlisted, so my question is why are they leaving this important field blank?
If they’re making good money, they could potentially become better looking in most women’s eyes.
OTOH, if they have no income and aren’t good looking, then they may be doomed to perpetual disappointment in online dating, unless they’re willing to date women who are at or below their league in looks and/or older than their stated age preferences. So in additon to lying about height and probably income (if listed), they’re lying about their age, too?
3) I’m actually trying to date age-appropriately, but the men who’ve shown interest to me at age 45 , look mid-50’s to mid-60’s to me. And trying to date younger and out of their league?
Hmmm…Very timely topic as I’ve recently decided to try online dating. 1) Even though my listed target ages are 38-53, men well below that target are contacting me.