The typical 28 year-old women sends a small but significant number of messages to men too young to drink. In any event, here’s what happens when we synthesize .Move the slider to the right, toward middle age, and you can watch the pool of dating possibilities gather, crest, then drain away.Ultimately, I’ll argue that they would be well-served to expand their search upwards, to women in their thirties and forties.Because it has been a successful way to introduce previous posts, I wanted to put real faces on this demographic before I delve into a bunch of numbers.
By moving the slider you can watch how attitudes become more sex-positive as the population gets older.
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.
Meanwhile his upper acceptable limit hovers only a token amount above his own age.
Again, these are just a handful of examples; whether we ask about bondage or kissing, women are the most sexual in their thirties.
Researching this post, I also came upon an interesting complementary pair of graphs illustrating sexual dominance preferences. Older women are generally interested in doing just that.) and both, like all stereotypes, are reductionist and stupid and I’ve tried to avoid them.