New data shows that, when it comes to online dating, women are considered most attractive to men of all ages when they are 20-22 years old, while men have a broader age spectrum to be considered at their best.
Christian Rudder, the head of the sites OKCupid and OKTrends, recently created two graphs depicting the ages that men and women are viewed most attractive to the other sex, based on data from online dating profiles.
The data came from profiles of individuals who had indicated that they were straight in their profiles, according to the Daily Mirror.
“Women who are, say, 28 find guys who are also 28 about the most attractive, and so forth,” Rudder said. “Up until about 40, when that’s getting too old.”
For women’s preferences, the graph suggests that they view men that are nearly their age or a few years older to be most attractive.
But for men, their personal age doesn’t seem to make a significant change to their preferences. Whether they are 20 years old or 50, men appeared to view women who were 20-22 years old as the most suitable for them.
"It is kind of terrible,” Rudder said. “From the time you’re 22 you’ll be less hot than a 20-year-old, based on this data. So that’s just a thing.”
Source: Daily Mirror