Women who feel otherwise are the reason we get paid 89 cents to their dollar.
But I realize that I’m a young(ish) woman, and biology is a factor, sure.
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.
One, because people who give a fuck about money are awful, and because I’ve met plenty of old, old dudes who are still doing the Somerset Maugham-y cheerful hobo routine. I like the Civil War, documentaries, and talking about whiskey as though it were a zaftig prostitute, so old guys and I get along.
The only problem I’ve had with dating outside of my age range is when the other person has been too aware of it.
As the chart above shows, as women age, the age range of men that the Standard of Creepiness dictates "non-creepy" opens up.Whereas women tend to seek older men (in their younger years, at least), men are doing the exact opposite and seeking younger women.This results in an unfortunate situation for women as they age: During their younger years, they're highly sought after.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.