It’s no secret that dating changes radically as you get older.
As you can see below, the number of online daters peaks at 24, drops sharply at around 30, and then gradually tapers off, as the remaining singletons either find mates or withdraw themselves from contention: The bar chart here shows how the woman to man ratio changes over time. In a better world, this would imply that older people don’t necessarily have a harder time finding decent mates than younger ones, as the composition of the dating pool holds relatively steady from age to age.
On the other hand, I found no basis whatsoever for Ms.
Zellweger’s version of the thirty-something single woman.
So that’s the lay of the land, and now I’d like to say why I think it could be different.
In the next three sections of this post, I will show that an older woman’s attitudes, both about sex and life, are just as good if not better than her younger counterparts’, and hopefully I’ll convince more guys to venture north of their current age-limits: since time immemorial, but these articles typically cite clinical testosterone/estrogen/progesterone studies and attempt to make the leap to “sexual peak” from there — if they bother to cite any data at all.
Again, these are just a handful of examples; whether we ask about bondage or kissing, women are the most sexual in their thirties.
Of course, we all know that 45 year-olds do have a much harder time, because the male fixation on youth distorts the dating pool.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.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 .