Is doesn’t matter if the man is 50, already had kids, and has virtually no chance of being with a 20 year old.
I once read that the reason blond women are perceived as most attractive by scores of men is that blonds have a slightly higher estrogen level than women with other hair colors.
The one problem with big data is that it removes the human element – and dating is very much about human connection. I think the attraction to 20 year olds is in large part biological.
But the same way I try to lay out best practices for dating and relationships while allowing for many exceptions to the rules, I think we’d all be well served to pay attention to how people really act when no one’s looking instead of taking their word for it. Men are attracted to women who are at their most fertile.
Turns out, there’s lots to love about women of a certain age.
Some of us limit our potential partners to a very specific age range because that’s what we think we’ll be attracted to.Given the opportunity, your friends and strangers will judge you for being out with somebody who is too fat, too thin, to short, too Asian, too a stripper, whatever.It is up to you to be mutually happy with the person you date.And on the other hand, unless you’re going out with somebody she’s young, I don’t think it’s cause for judgment.Being predatory is just plain gross on either side of the equation, either from young people looking to trade sex for free Hulu Plus, or old people suffering conversation with somebody who I don’t have to tell you that the only people who get to decide whether you’re enjoying each other as people are you and your dinner companion.Christian Rudder, president of Ok Cupid, is the guy who digs up the numbers from the millions of people using his free dating site.