Apropriate dating age
Apropriate dating age
Now that we don't need to do that we're going for younger men.
According to this rule, it would not be creepy for a 30 year old to date a 22 year-old, but an 18 year-old would be off-limits.
Like height or body type, age is one of those strange things about a person that we know they can’t help, but nevertheless handily use to write them off.
If you dismiss people because of their personalities or because you’re on some kind of baby-making timetable, fine, fair enough.
If only I could tell them how many broke, destitute middle-aged guys I’ve slept with, and challenge their ugly stereotypes.
And on the other hand, unless you’re going out with somebody she’s young, I don’t think it’s cause for judgment.
Some of us limit our potential partners to a very specific age range because that’s what we think we’ll be attracted to.
This kind of culling is even easier now that dating sites let us whittle our options down to the year.
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.
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.
However, it doesn’t represent women’s preferences at all.
So maybe there is a kernel of truth the rule, at least for men. Le's research focuses on commitment, including the factors associated with commitment and its role in promoting maintenance.
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.