Men like this? I had no idea!
Data compiled from the dating site OKCupid has yielded some shocking results about how men and women view age and attractiveness. And by shocking, I mean completely predictable to anyone who has ever met a straight man.
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According to the data, straight women tend to find men who are about their same age most attractive, at least until around age 40. So, as the graph above indicates, a woman who is in her mid 30’s will probably find a man in his mid 30’s to be the most attractive, where as a girl in her early 20’s would prefer a stupid bro in his early 20’s. So far, so good.
But it seems men have a slightly different take on age and attractiveness. While men in there early 20’s tend to like women who are their own age, the same can not be said for men in their late 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, or even men who are 50.
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Regardless of how old a straight man gets, he will probably find women around the age of 20 most attractive. In fact, if the figures shown in the graph above are accurate, most men in their 30’s would prefer a woman who isn’t legally allowed to drink.
Christian Rudder, who runs the dating site along with the its side project, OKTrends, described the data as “kind of terrible.”
“From the time (women are) 22 (They’ll) be less hot than a 20-year-old, based on this data. So that’s just a thing.”
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News Flash: Men Are Pigs!
While I can’t argue that the data is somewhat sad and terrible, I can say that it is completely unsurprising. Maybe I’m just jaded, but as someone who works at the bottom of the Internet, I can tell you from first-hand experience that galleries of women in their 40’s just don’t seem to perform as well as galleries of college girls. Go figure.
Of course, the study didn’t say straight men wouldn’t date or sleep with women over the age of 20. It just said 20 is the preferred age. Straight men will gladly sleep with women who are older. Hell, straight men resort to sleeping with each other in prison, so clearly, older women have nothing to worry about…. unless they have a younger sister. (Source)