Dating preferences of men and women
Women might look for a partner with more resources with which to care for any children.
The older men get, typically, the more power they have, the more monetary resources they have, and they may be able to provide for any children.
Women are in their prime reproductive years in their twenties and early thirties, and that has been given as an explanation for why men may seek young women.
Not specifically because they’re looking to reproduce necessarily but because these cues for reproduction are something they’re responding to, biologically.
So it’s not so much maturity, but when these timers are going off in their minds about their reproductive abilities. An attraction to older men has to do with ideas of power and money, and maturity is a part of it, but the power part is a stronger driver.
People are still saying how beautiful Cindy Crawford and Christie Brinkley are.Is technology changing this, or making it more intense? Looking at someone on a dating app is a cold in environment.Technology is salient because it gives a glimpse into these preferences. A man in his 40s may not have anything in common with a 20-year-old. A hot environment is where your feelings may overcome you, and in a hot environment someone who may not have attracted you in a cold, clinical, online setting might be very attractive to you, and that’s chemistry. Is it possible older men are seen as more appealing because women mature faster, and men closer to their age may be seen as immature?There’s definitely much more societal pressure for women to do anything they can to combat aging.Whereas for men, at least as far as cultural perceptions go, just accept the aging process. That might be fueling the skincare industry but I don’t think it’s having a huge effect on how people pick their long term partners.
For extra points, and to spark extra fervor in the ensuing solidarity circle jerk, one should reply “So, how much do you weigh? I mean, , wanting to know about a physical attribute that’s not easy to gauge from images? At this point, it’s entirely possible the question was purely out of interest, to get a better mental image of the guy she’s at least a little bit interested in.