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.This is the exact same observation I make in Finding the One Online.7) Now, OTOH, the few good-looking men my age whom I find attractive aren’t finding me attractive, possibly because of my age and more likely because THEY are looking to date attractive women in their 20’s and 30’s, because they can.So that leaves me the “cubs” (23-35) looking for cougars.And of course, it’s not a secret that women in their thirties and forties have a much higher sex driver than the ones in their twenties.
I’m not looking for a “relationship” but “fun” so this works for me. But if a woman is serious about marriage and family, I don’t know if the free sites are conducive for that.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.However, if I like a man’s picture, I respect the age preference listed in his profile, and if I see my age is outside their target, I move on. To be fair to myself though, no guy has made enough money for me to deem him good looking if my initial thought was that he wasn’t.The difference is that women also care about money, career, education and height, which makes their dating pools shrink proportionately.
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Similarly, among 26,434 men ages 30 to 49, 42% wouldn’t even consider a woman if she was older than him.