Is Age Just a Number? How Your Age Affects Your Chances

In a perfect world age would just be a number and people wouldn’t rely on a person’s age as the sole reason that determines whether or not they will date someone. We wouldn’t have to worry about men our own age dating women 5+ years younger than us and being 35 wouldn’t have anything to do with whether or not they’ll message us first. Unfortunately, that is not the world we live in. So, is age just a number? Some people say that they’re like a fine wine, and get sweeter with age, but some statistics tend to point the other way…

For all of the women out there who are hanging out a little late in the dating game, all hope is not lost! While you may not have the years on your side you do have more knowledge and experience that will put you one step ahead of the younger generations. You’re at a place in your life where you’re well established in your career financially stable and ready to make a long lasting commitment. Use the fact that you now know exactly what you want in a man to your advantage and don’t even think about settling for less than what you want.

While men tend to date younger women the older they get, women have an opposite approach. After turning 20, women become more okay with the idea of dating a man who is significantly older than them. Whether it’s because women enjoy the fact that older men typically have a plan and are ready to wholeheartedly commit to them or it’s because they have a sense of direction and stability that younger men typically don’t gain for a few more years, younger women are opening up their dating pool by quite a few years.

For all of the men who are trying to find a woman out there to get to know and potentially start a relationship with keep in mind that honesty is the best policy. If you’re not ready for a long lasting commitment let her know early on, if you’re feeling like the right thing for you is to begin thinking about a future together then be sure to communicate that with her as well. Communication is important in any healthy relationship and as long as you’re being open with each other and discussing anything that may affect your relationship, such as age, then in the end it will all work out.

Keep in mind that regardless of age, we are attracted to who we are attracted to and sometimes age can just be a number. Try not to get too hung up on how old or young a person is and instead spend some time truly getting to know them making sure that age aside, they’re a good match for you.