Dating someone half my age

Young people are incredibly age-prejudiced, to such an extent that age is one of the most important filter criteria used to find a match on online dating sites. Age is the second-most important attribute used to help users determine if they’re interested in a potential match (after the photo).

So, for example, if you were 46, you would take half of your age (23) and add nine to get the ideal age of your prospective partner: 32.Of course, there is no formula for love, but generally speaking an older male will match up much better with a younger female for many, many reasons.Another example is a recent Ask Men survey [2] that found that 52% of women said that a man could be older than me but not significantly so contrasted with only 26% who said he can be younger than me but not significantly so .Preferences for certain age characteristics of partners are reported across cultures: men prefer mates who are younger and women prefer mates older than themselves... We are all living decades longer than we once did, and are staying fitter, healthier (and in some cases, friskier) further into our wisdom years than ever before.

This means that there are more seniors and baby boomers than ever before looking for some companionship to fill the void of their prior partner.

The filtering mechanisms on these dating sites similarly emphasize the importance age takes in the minds of young match-seekers, with all users asked to specify the age range they are seeking, with many choosing ridiculously narrow ranges (e.g. ) Adults over 55 are far more flexible in their approach to companionship.

Part of this is probably the wisdom that comes with age, but even more significant is an essential truth about how age works.

I hope that some of you will find the same peace and happiness.

I never think of the age difference and I m enjoying married life tremendously.

We further find that after separation, on average, both men and women shift to a partner younger than the first.