When I spoke with women who message much younger men on OkCupid, most of them told me something similar. Then I realised it was because you got old. A quick poll of my friends says otherwise. As I discovered recently at a gathering of thirty to fifty-something women who were all single and dating, a younger woman pays an especially heavy price to be with a much older man. As you can see below, the number of online daters peaks at 24, drops sharply at around 30, and then gradually tapers off, as the remaining singletons either find mates or withdraw themselves from contention:. In other words, does the creepiness rule actually reflect what society finds…creepy?
Overall, the creepiness rule does not accurately represent what people find socially acceptable; people are more judgmental than what the creepiness rule implies.
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Women, on the other hand, message and respond most often to men about their own age. Graphics by Hanna Kim. The pattern is always the same: Most Read on IOL. Yes, teeth problems loom large with the older man, as does health in general. Sign in Get started.