A college sophomore for when I want to feel like I can still hang with college bros*, a sophisticated bachelor approaching midlife for when I want to feel adult.** Another interesting tidbit to come out of the survey is that across the board, women felt like it was the men who had to be the older partner, though this could be sadly tied to the fact that an astonishing 55% of women say they need a partner to help them pay their rent or mortgage, which, supposedly, a man who is 4 years more advanced in his career would be able to do.But if money and dating go hand-in-hand, then would (eventual) rising rates in women’s wages lead to less of an age disparity in romantic pairings?If she gets with a guy her age, they’re on a time crunch.
Which means that I can date anyone from 38 years-old to 20 (yeeeesh.) and still be considered normal.
What I appreciate about the Dating Age Range Formula is that it gives me a nice, 18-year span to dabble within.
Even if we find wage parity between the sexes, biological parity is still a long time off, so it makes sense that the scales will always be tipped slightly in favor of an older man.
A 38 year-old man can have no qualms about starting a relationship with a 26 year-old woman and possibly having a baby in 4 years — when she’s ready.
A 38 year-old woman who wants to have kids doesn’t have that same luxury of time.