Dating man in their forties
So you can see how differently women think about dating and age, here are the corresponding charts for them: Except in their early to mid-twenties, when they apparently want nothing to do with younger guys (i.e. ), women show an admirable openness to both reasonably younger and reasonably older men.
Notice also how a woman’s actual messaging activity, shown in the heat map below, is roughly centered on her own age (as illustrated by the dotted “age parity” line). These color discontinuities indicate dramatic changes in a woman’s dating mentality: when a women turns 20 she decides it’s okay to message significantly older men (i.e.
As we mentioned above, after age 26, a man has more potential matches than his female counterparts, which is a drastic reversal of the proportion in young adulthood, when women are much more sought-after.
Because men’s dating preferences skew so young, and women’s are age-equitable, men peak later, and have a longer plateau of desirability, than women.
) I made these calculations in the chart below, and we can see that women have more pursuers than men until age 26, but thereafter a man can expect many more potential dates than a woman of the same age.
The median 31 year-old guy, for example, sets his allowable match age range from 22 to 35 — nine years younger, but only four years older, than himself.
This skewed mindset worsens with age; the median 42 year-old will accept a woman up to fifteen years younger, but no more than .
This older-women-are-more-sexual pattern repeats across almost every proposition.
Here are a few more data sets just as sparklines (computed, like the map above, for our sample set of 100,000 women).
Put another way: a 45 year-old woman shouldn’t have a harder time finding a date than a 20 year-old, because the female-to-male ratios at those ages are equal (roughly 11:9).