The survey found men aged 20 to 29 prefer older women to younger ones, and women preferred a younger man as they age, according to Your Tango.
At the moment, however, it can be frustrating in both my career and in my dating life.
But evolving gender roles in modern society have led to more equality between the sexes, challenging this antiquated notion for men.
Sam Owen, Elites Singles Partner psychologist, believes "young men nowadays probably also recognize that older women are adept at diligently juggling so many responsibilities (career, children, housekeeping, fitness, finances, socializing), which makes them intriguing and attractive and a more secure option."The dating website analyzed the upper and lower age search limits for more than 450,000 of its members to reveal the age of a man and a woman’s perfect partner.
When I was working as an adjunct-English instructor at a university, I taught classes of college freshmen who greeted me with suspicious stares, and later admitted that they thought I was only a few years older than them. When it comes to dating, the men I meet often assume that I'm younger, as well, which means that the ones who take an interest in me remain around the same age, while I continue to age. I'm still in the process of deciding how I feel about that.
If you were to examine my family tree, you would note that I am surrounded by couples that are made up of older men and younger women.