Dating a 40 year old woman
I hesitated beginning my case for older women with something about their sexuality, like I did in Exhibit A, because that territory borders right on cougar country.But the evidence there was too compelling to ignore.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 .At the graph’s outer edge, at age 48, men are nearly twice as sought-after as women.Here’s the data: A woman’s desirability peaks at 21, which, ironically enough is the age that men just begin their “prime,” i.e. Following that dotted line out, you can see that a woman of 31 is already “past her prime,” while a man doesn’t become so until 36.On the other hand, I found no basis whatsoever for Ms.Zellweger’s version of the thirty-something single woman.
) 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.
As it is, men between 22 and 30 — nearly two-thirds of the male dating pool — focus almost exclusively on women younger than themselves.
I’ll be investigating this phenomenon today, with gusto and charts.
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.
Search for dating a 40 year old woman:
Look at how men have set their age preferences on Ok Cupid: As you can see, a man, as he gets older, searches for relatively younger and younger women.