Dating more than 8 million men and women
I wasn’t sure, but there’s data to support Trevor’s claim: millennial women write the shortest profiles on Ok Cupid; profile length increases with each year they pass 35.
(Across all ages, straight women write shorter profiles than straight men.)And then there are those 50-year-old women who clean up with the 20-year-old dudes.
When I was a junior in college, a woman called “The Princeton Mom” wrote into our school newspaper telling undergraduate women to “Find a husband on campus before you graduate.”“Forget about having it all, or not having it all, leaning in or leaning out,” she said.
We had more important things to worry about, like the alarming decay rate of our attractiveness.
I asked my friend Trevor, a 28-year-old mathematician, what he made of it.
“Well to be honest,” said Trevor, “I usually go for older women.
For example, there’s a 14% chance a 25-year-old woman will reply to a 50-year-old man.likely to get a response from younger men than they are from older ones.
She advised we start the search as early into college as possible. If he was sour over being stuck with a crusty upperclassman like me, he didn’t show it.They have more interesting jobs and hobbies, and their profiles are just …no stupid selfie-only profiles.”Did that explain it?Could it be that the age gap exists just because it’s default behavior — a standard that persists simply due to the fact that it hasn’t been adequately challenged?Left Chart: This shows men’s reply rate (by percentage) when women message first.