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For Online Daters, Women Peak at 18 While Men Peak at 50, Study Finds. Oy.
NY Times ^ | August 15, 2018 | Maya Salam

Posted on 08/15/2018 11:16:26 AM PDT by C19fan

If you haven’t watched “Nanette,” Hannah Gadsby’s fearless comedy special on Netflix, do that now. (We’ll wait.)

In it, Ms. Gadsby takes on the fragility of masculinity — and at one point drills into Pablo Picasso, who, well into his 40s, had an affair with a teenage girl.

Ms. Gadsby, who has a degree in art history, recounted how Picasso justified the relationship by claiming that he and the girl, Marie-Thérèse Walter, were both in their prime. Seething, Ms. Gadsby said: “A 17-year-old girl is never in her prime. Ever! I am in my prime.” She is 40.

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What is the peak for a Beta? I just turned 50 so my peak is an ant hill.
1 posted on 08/15/2018 11:16:26 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

LOL, excuse me while I roll my eyes at this!

I hope they didn’t spend a lot of money on that study...:)


2 posted on 08/15/2018 11:20:20 AM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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I’m turning 50 in less then two weeks. I wouldnt date a 17 year old even if my wife said it was ok.


3 posted on 08/15/2018 11:22:43 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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Heh. My brother, at age 62, married a 32 year old woman. When I saw her I was dumbfounded. As far as her looks go, she is what 32 year old guys would drool over.

I don’t get it. I ended up single at 43 and though tried to date 20-somethings, they all seemed like kids to me. I ended up finding the woman of my dreams. We’ve been married over 20 years now and are six days apart in age.

However, this topic reminds me of an old joke.

When men reach their later years, they look like Sean Connery. When women reach their later years, they look like...Sean Connery.


4 posted on 08/15/2018 11:23:35 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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I’m 70 so must be half way down the other side.


5 posted on 08/15/2018 11:25:00 AM PDT by oldasrocks (rump)
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To: Durus

Attention guys: The good thing is that you get more and more attracted to maturity as you age!

My geezer days are here (almost) and the thought of dating a teenager makes me want to go take a nap.


6 posted on 08/15/2018 11:25:33 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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“In the real world, the woman with a graduate degree who knows your favorite Kerouac passage, speaks a few languages or discovers new ways to cure disease might be undeniably attractive,” she said. “Think of Amal Clooney.”

Uh, that's OK. And if you believe the gossip sites, George is married to her for an entirely different reason.

7 posted on 08/15/2018 11:25:45 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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For Online Daters, Women Peak at 18...

There's a reason for the attractive wrapping. If men knew what was inside the box before they opened it they'd 'return to sender'.
8 posted on 08/15/2018 11:29:12 AM PDT by akalinin
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I’ve always liked older women. Women in their 20’s don’t seem to know what they want yet.


9 posted on 08/15/2018 11:30:21 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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In it, Ms. Gadsby takes on the fragility of masculinity...

Yeah, women handle being turned down by men so well....

10 posted on 08/15/2018 11:31:54 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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BWAHAHAA True but there are exceptions. Back in college, I swear I dated girls and their moms were hotter than the daughter. One of them even got divorced and really wanted to “switch” a la Seinfeld but couldn’t do it..


11 posted on 08/15/2018 11:32:15 AM PDT by beergarden
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Most 18 year old girls who respond to 50 year old men on online dating sites are hookers looking for sugar daddies. That probably skews the results of the study somewhat.


12 posted on 08/15/2018 11:32:36 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation has ended!)
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#8: "There's a reason for the attractive wrapping. If men knew what was inside the box before they opened it they'd 'return to sender'."

Too funny! A keeper.
 

13 posted on 08/15/2018 11:33:33 AM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie ("Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.")
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I’m turning 50 in less then two weeks. I wouldnt date a 17 year old even if my wife said it was ok.

My wife and I have an understanding. I don't date 17 year olds and she doesn't kill me in my sleep and bury me in our pasture.

14 posted on 08/15/2018 11:34:48 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation has ended!)
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To: C19fan

Interesting and I say that as someone who was 18 when she married a 44yo man.


15 posted on 08/15/2018 11:38:25 AM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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Men may peak at 50 but the majority are not chasing 18 year old girls.

Why would any man drive to a vineyard and raid the store house just to get a wine that was bottled the day before?

And likewise, the majority of 18 year old girls are not chasing 50 year old men. They haven't the properly developed palate to appreciate a properly aged single malt.

16 posted on 08/15/2018 11:46:50 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Get in the Spirit! The Spirit of '76!)
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Dating a 17-year old?

I’m creeped out enough standing in the checkout line, looking at magazine covers and realizing the fetching models are all about the age of my daughters.


17 posted on 08/15/2018 11:46:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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At 75, all I can do now is look, I just don’t remember why.


18 posted on 08/15/2018 11:47:13 AM PDT by OregonRancher (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints)
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Well, I can’t compete with a teenager, but I’m good with whoever actually wants to be with me. Why would I want to spend time with someone who only wanted to sleep with a sweet young thing? I’d rather be alone than be with someone who didn’t enjoy me.


19 posted on 08/15/2018 11:49:12 AM PDT by Yaelle
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“Ideal” Age at startup is supposedly half his age plus 7. By that standard, the Ideal for a 17 yr old girl is 20 yr old guy, and the Ideal for a 50 yr old guy is a 32 yr old woman.


20 posted on 08/15/2018 11:49:59 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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