However, if contacted by an older woman, men wouldn’t necessarily turn her down.The data shows that a man is only 22% less likely to respond to an older woman than a younger woman if she initiates contact. Let Me Tweet the Ways) What are some of the reasons for this?It focused in on the 1 million recommended pairings in a specific population of 35,942 users ages 30 to 49.
“We don’t know for sure, but it may be because when the woman is older, it shifts the traditional heterosexual power dynamic toward greater equality.
We know from a lot of research that greater equality tends to make couples happier,” writes study author Dr.
To sweeten the appeal, AYI also flags any mutual friends the prospective pair share. If not, they can click “skip.” (MORE: Does Online Dating Make It Harder to Find ‘the One’?
) AYI pulled data from its 68 million downloads and 20 million Facebook profiles to see which subscribers are making successful matches.
AYI analysts suspect that younger women are inundated by requests from older men and while that might once have had some appeal—in a marrying-for-wealth sort of way— it simply doesn’t anymore.A 2008 study published in the journal foind that women who are 10 or more years older than their partner report more satisfaction and relationship commitment compared to women who are the same age or younger than their partner.