They are all 50-something, empty-nesters and divorced. The difference between men and women at this age, however, is that we don’t necessarily want the same things.
“We’re perpetually fed a line that we’re looking for love in a market that doesn’t value us,” says Marina Adshade, an economics professor in Canada and author of . However, with the gray divorce boom, there are a lot more older people available than ever before.
As always, men and women are as different as Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, and our study proves no exception.
Here’s what’s happened in the past year — two girlfriends have gotten engaged, and one has her condo on the market and is looking with her boyfriend to buy a new place and move in together. So, because of that and the fact that we live longer, she says, it’s worth putting the time and energy into looking for love regardless of your age.
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The persistent belief is that women are looking for long-term committed relationship and men are looking for short-term sexual relationships.
The more mature women may be interested in dating a younger guy out of sheer curiosity of what it feels like dating someone younger, and also because usually younger guys are more “agile,” active, energetic.
Being around a younger guy makes a woman feel younger as well.
We looked at over 20 million matches and here’s what we found. Sorry dudes, looks like your master’s degrees aren’t helping you out much in the dating world.
Last place is kind of brutal, but you also deserve mad props for being the most open to LIKEing your bagels.
It’s clear that more general degrees (i.e., Ph D, Master’s, Bachelor’s) are getting liked the least, which I think might have to do with their lack of specificity — you could be studying anything from dance to chemical engineering, so your area of study is probably more important to bagels than your level of degree.