Attention men of OkCupid: You’ve been caught dating young.
The trendy dating site has been mining its data archives as part of OkCupid creator Christian Rudder’s new book, “Dataclysm.” The site mapped out the ages of men and what age they find most attractive in women.
Unfortunately, it’s never over 24.
The chart shows that men ages 20 to 50 are most likely to pursue a 20-year-old woman. Only at age 45 did men even begin looking at 24-year-old women.
It’s like every “creepy old man at the bar” story you’ve ever heard is coming true.
But don’t weep for your future old man husband quite yet, ladies. OkCupid says that these ages
are merely an estimate of what men find attractive.
Rudder says it’s not a science.
According to him
This is just measuring people’s opinions, not what they actually go out and do..
So these 40-year-old guys… the people they actually have the courage to actually
go out and message are a lot older: it’s 30, 35-year-old women.
OkCupid also reversed the analysis, attempting to find out what their female daters look for in a man. It turns out that women are a bit more logically-minded.
The age of the men who looked best to them was almost directly proportional to their own age.