When women start conversations, they tend to message men closer to their own age.By 55, they’ll send more than half their messages to men at least 4 years their junior.I wasn’t sure, but there’s data to support Trevor’s claim: millennial women write the shortest profiles on Ok Cupid; profile length increases with each year they pass 35.
When women make the first move, the age gap dating norm is reversed.
For example, there’s a 14% chance a 25-year-old woman will reply to a 50-year-old man.likely to get a response from younger men than they are from older ones.
A 40-year-old woman will have better luck messaging a 25-year-old man than a 55-year-old one, according to the data.
As the only straight woman within reach, I soon became the de facto dating consultant for my male friends, despite my waning expertise.
They were even more eager to pick my brain on all things female when I started working as an engineer and data scientist at Ok Cupid, where I analyzed data from millions of daters to get a sense of the “correct” way to date for men, women, and everyone in between.
I asked my friend Trevor, a 28-year-old mathematician, what he made of it.