Not that women over 35 are all looking to mate for life on the first date—but to see the way men run for cover, you’d think they were.
Jack Conway, author of the e Book : We live in a youth-obsessed culture.
Whether we like it or not, our society equates youth with beauty.
But it goes beyond that: In order for a relationship to work, people need to have common interests, goals and lifestyles. So there’s very little chance that a 20-year-old woman will view her interests, goals and lifestyle as similar to those of a 40-year-old man.
Pamela, online dater, 50: I reduce mine by three years.
We all discount our ages—you have to since people are using age ranges as part of their search criteria.
But I do steer around the issue when I meet someone face-to-face.