To explain this problem, let’s talk about the sociological realities of dating for just a second.
There are a whole slew of studies devoted to human attraction, and what makes one person desirable to another, and how people navigate what my mother terms “all the fish in the sea.” This is obviously a complicated, nuanced field, with lots of individual differences.
As a woman, I’m not supposed to like getting older.
Society tells us that most of our worth is tied to our youthful looks.
K., the price is even steeper: from .99 to .89 a month, depending on the country. After months of testing, spokeswoman Rosette Pambakian said, the company simply found that some demographics are willing to pay more money than others to receive the exact same thing.
Same service, different price points, based solely on the dating industry’s longtime Achilles heel: . (Roughly half of Tinder’s users are between ages 18 and 24; the rest fall in that over-25 age range.) It’s not exactly a controversial concept, and one you’re probably pretty familiar with already. Except, as bloggers and Tinder-swipers the world over have pointed out, there are some very real economic differences between online dating and music streaming.
As a result, the dated values this new “age tax” suggests seem to have struck a particularly offensive chord. The company refused to comment on the specifics of its research for this article, but if we believe that their tests do in fact show the new prices “were adopted very well by certain age demographics,” then we face a grim reality: Yeah, maybe dating for over-30s does kind of suck.
Women also tend to preference men who are taller than they are, and display a high degree of facial symmetry, as well as relatively masculine facial dimorphism, according to a study called Sex-Dimorphic Face Shape Preference in Heterosexual and Homosexual Men and Women. I also wrote a post where I broke down my body for my readers, mentioning all the things I love and hate. Evolutionary psychologists attribute such attraction to an evaluation of the fertility potential in a prospective mate. So it seems that symmetry is a major factor in attractiveness.
I have to say that it’s one thing I have never thought about.
George is 51 and Elle is either 49 or 50; it’s interesting to note that Wikipedia has two birth dates for her! It seems that some of the things I have mentioned are attributes that other women admire too.
According to research broken down by The Independent, women tend to be more attracted to men who have a relatively narrow waist, a V-shaped torso, and broad shoulders. The Body causes me trouble every now and then, but on the whole, we get along. Attractiveness research indicates that heterosexual men tend to be attracted to young and beautiful women with bodily symmetry.