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Thirty something dating a tweenty something

It’s no secret that dating changes radically as you get older.

At 29, a woman becomes even open to older men and, in addition, stops writing the youngest ones.

Pictured below are some single users in their mid-thirties or early forties, taken from the first couple pages of my own local match search.

Nothing I’ll talk about today pertains necessarily to any one of them, but I wanted to put forward some people to go with the statistical discussion.

Metaphors aside, we can evaluate the potential matches for a given age/gender by summing the area under the curve (AP Calculus, ftw!

) 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.

This older-women-are-more-sexual pattern repeats across almost every proposition.

Here are a few more data sets just as sparklines (computed, like the map above, for our sample set of 100,000 women).

Ultimately, I’ll argue that they would be well-served to expand their search upwards, to women in their thirties and forties.