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.
Many women who have reached an above-average level of success in their careers grew up in a time when there weren’t that many women in positions of great leadership or authority.
While data has found that men prefer younger women as they age, analysis shows that wanting the younger ones can't exactly be said for women.
According to Dataclysm, a data book by author Christian Rudder that analyzes dating trends, found that after 20 years of age, women become more and more open to dating men older.
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.