In Long-Term Dating, Ladies Lose
Let’s face it: life isn’t fair.
Some people are born good-looking while others aren’t as easy on the eyes. Some of us are naturally slim, while others have to work our butts off (literally) just to fit into a size 8. Some are naturally smarter, more talented, more well-liked. And some take many years of trial and error before they feel comfortable socializing with other humans.
Life isn’t fair. We aren’t all born with the same advantages and opportunities.
The same can be said for the world of dating.
A woman in her early 20s can attract just about anyone.
At this age, women are typically young, beautiful, at peak fertility, and have the ability to attract suitors from virtually all age groups.
Various studies have found that men in their 20s were most attracted to women in their 20s. Men in their 30s were also most attracted to women in their 20s. And as for men in their 40s?
Yep, you guessed it — women in their 20s are most attractive to men of all age groups.
This isn’t to come across as harsh, or to say that all women past age twenty-five are doomed.
But women should be aware of when to take advantage of their youth and beauty to attract a long-term partner.
As women age past their early-to-mid 20s, their youth and beauty go down. But as men age, their stability and desirability go up. With better-paying jobs, a more established career, and increased emotional maturity, men tend to reach their peak much later in life than women do.
While this makes it harder for men in their 20s to capture the attention of high-quality women, all hope is not lost. Men have many, many years to work and establish themselves, get promoted, travel, or get that advanced degree.