Normal dating age range

25-Aug-2019 13:16

Much to my surprise, when overlaying a line representing the rule of thumb on Kenrick and Keefe’s results (see red line in the figure below), you can see it closely matches the low end of the range (i.e., youngest preferred) for all but the oldest men.However, it doesn’t represent women’s preferences at all.There are two things that predict a preferred partner’s age: (a) your age and (b) your biological sex (male vs. From an evolutionary perspective, it makes sense for women to prefer mates with resources and to like partners who are more established, both of which are more likely in older partners. It turns out that, on average, women tend to be married to men a few years older than themselves (2-5 years).Men, in contrast, are hypothesized to be most attracted to women in their reproductive prime, which tends to be when they are younger. Women’s preferences, on the other hand, hold relatively constant across their lives, not going more than a few years below their own age (extra-credit if you can identify the "cougar zone" in this figure), but women remain keen on men up to 10 years older than themselves. However, younger men (i.e., in their 20’s) tend to be married to someone of a similar age, but as they get older their wives get younger.I know many smoking-hot middle-aged people who are emotional teenagers.

Who knew this bar would have a dollar’s worth of O-Town songs?He wanted to display just how old or young women prefer their significant others to be as they age — and how their prefences compare to the "half-your-age-plus-seven" rule aka the Standard Creepiness Rule (demonstrated by the chart below).As the chart above shows, as women age, the age range of men that the Standard of Creepiness dictates "non-creepy" opens up.In other words, as women get older, the more leeway she hypothetically has to date men more older and younger than her.Olson then took the data from Dataclysm (the age of men women actually prefer) and layed it on top of the creepiness chart.

Who knew this bar would have a dollar’s worth of O-Town songs?

He wanted to display just how old or young women prefer their significant others to be as they age — and how their prefences compare to the "half-your-age-plus-seven" rule aka the Standard Creepiness Rule (demonstrated by the chart below).

As the chart above shows, as women age, the age range of men that the Standard of Creepiness dictates "non-creepy" opens up.

In other words, as women get older, the more leeway she hypothetically has to date men more older and younger than her.

Olson then took the data from Dataclysm (the age of men women actually prefer) and layed it on top of the creepiness chart.

With huge advances in technology creating all manner of age-defying treatments; better diets; dental care; and life expectancy, it’s entirely possible to stay looking, and feeling, young well into middle age.