Dating younger women for men over 30
And a 30-year-old man is more likely to respond to a message from a 50-year-old woman than a message from any other age group.When women make the first move, the age gap dating norm is reversed.For example, there’s a 65% chance a 25-year-old man will reply to a 50-year-old woman.Right Chart: This shows women’s reply rate (by percentage) when men message first.
Left Chart: This shows men’s reply rate (by percentage) when women message first.
Not my ideal meet cute, but whatever — and it made me wonder: is the old norm of older man with younger woman out?
I decided to find out by pulling data on Ok Cupid messaging between straight daters from 2013 to today — so I looked at over 10 million “successful” conversations, defined as convos that included at least at four messages back and forth with contact exchange.
The older men get, the younger the women they message (relative to their own age).
Women, on the other hand, message and respond most often to men about their own age.
At first blush, things didn’t look so hot: 61% of conversations take place between an older man and a younger woman, and in almost half of them, the age gap is at least five years older.