But due to biology, I can be that 45-year-old guy who is hooking up with 27-year-old women while 45-year-old women turn into angry spinsters.” These are not my sentiments, but we do see them occasionally expressed in the comments section below, usually by dorky guys without much game who play the “biology” card early and often. Using data from 200,000 people on Ok Cupid, Walsh takes on these men who overestimate their appeal to younger women and gives them a good old-fashioned scientific smackdown, concluding: By this unbiased calculation of actual data, the male and female of the species exhibit the same sexual market value.
The OKCupid chart has good, reliable information for both sexes.
This opinion is particularly espoused by hardcore men’s groups, because it’s an appealing narrative.
They say something to the effect of: “American women are way too picky, way too masculine, way too selfish.
As you may know, I’m really big on statistics, metrics, heuristics, anything data-driven that is going to bring objectivity to something as subjective and emotional as dating. Furthermore, the quality of the men available to her as a 39-year-old who wanted her own biological children was closer to a 5 (in her mind).
In evo-psych circles, a lot is made out of one’s “mating value” : that is, the aspects of attraction which are intrinsically based on certain favorable traits.Or that 95% of the country practices premarital sex. But nowhere do things get messier than when discussing the “sexual market value” of men and women. Not based on our feelings about how things should be or what would be right and just and fair. Walsh, but I feel like we’re probably kindred spirits, because she decided to post this long, wonky post with a number of charts and graphs. Gottlieb discovered that while she was in her early 30’s, passing up on the 7’s and holding out for a 10, by the time she reached her late 30’s, the 10’s were only interested in women in their early 30’s.Women need to understand that the male curve lags the female curve by about five years, is flatter and a little wider.That means you’ll have more competition from younger women as you age.