Old young dating relationships

In college I studied Computer Science and forgot how to talk to women.There just weren’t any of them, anywhere (or if there were, they were in hiding).I almost forgot about the Princeton Mom until last month, when international headlines went nuts over the new French president elect and his wife.

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 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.

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.It appears this age gap is largely driven by dudes.Men start 80% of conversations on Ok Cupid, and they tend to message younger women.When women start conversations, they tend to message men closer to their own age.By 55, they’ll send more than half their messages to men at least 4 years their junior.As the only straight woman within reach, I soon became the de facto dating consultant for my male friends, despite my waning expertise.

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