Age dating rule
I asked my friend Trevor, a 28-year-old mathematician, what he made of it.
The older-woman-younger-man combo is significantly more rare (appearing in less than one-third of all conversations), and in only 12% of these is the woman at least five years older.
Men tend to message women significantly younger than they are.
By the time they’re 55, men send more than half their messages to women at least 8 years their junior.
When I was a junior in college, a woman called “The Princeton Mom” wrote into our school newspaper telling undergraduate women to “Find a husband on campus before you graduate.”“Forget about having it all, or not having it all, leaning in or leaning out,” she said.
We had more important things to worry about, like the alarming decay rate of our attractiveness.