Now I’ll briefly present a meta-analysis of studies testing female mate preferences. Buunk et al (2001) found that women prefer partners of their own age, regardless of their own age and regardless of the level of relationship involvement.
Pawlowski & Dunbar (1999) found that women typically prefer males 2-3 years older than themselves and this remains stable across the age range.
Older women dating younger men stories
When it comes to mating, there’s an unscientific, but prevailing opinion that older men want younger women and viceversa.
For example, the evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa wondered on psychology today why teenage girls don’t swoon for middle-aged billionaires: On the other hand, couples where the woman is significantly older than her male partner currently have a high prominence in international media and in popular culture eaning that most desirable women under 25 (on their peak of beauty) do not marry middle aged men (over 40), because despite the financial support is currently no longer a necessity for women.
Up until about 30, when women will almost always prefer a man of her age or younger.
: 12) A 2008 study, cited by Time, published in the journal Psychology of Women Quarterly found that women who are 10 or more years older than their partner report more relationship satisfaction than women who are with men their own age or younger: 13) Glancing at 2 online dating sites (and online dating studies always relying on the greater validity: a) Ok Cupid Blog found that man’s desirability peaks at 26-27 and about 70% of female dating pool is interested in male daters at that range of age: And the distribution average for the subset of female population of 18 years old: Their desired male age is ranging from 18 to 24 .
Mr Gosse said: 'Older women, in particular, are victimised by our youth-oriented society. Singles Travel Company executive director Ann Thomas said: 'I've never seen a response quite like this.'She added: '2009 is the year of the Cougar.