Internet dating older men younger women

When I was a junior in college, a woman called “The Princeton Mom” wrote into our school newspaper telling undergraduate women to “Find a husband on campus before you graduate.”“Forget about having it all, or not having it all, leaning in or leaning out,” she said.

We had more important things to worry about, like the alarming decay rate of our attractiveness.

For example, there’s a 65% chance a 25-year-old man will reply to a 50-year-old woman.

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If we graduated without a future husband in tow, the men in our class would forgo us for younger, dumber women.

She advised we start the search as early into college as possible. If he was sour over being stuck with a crusty upperclassman like me, he didn’t show it.

I almost forgot about the Princeton Mom until last month, when international headlines went nuts over the new French president elect and his wife.

Brigitte Trogneux met Emmanuel Macron when he was 15 and she was his 39-year-old drama teacher, already married with three kids.

I asked my friend Trevor, a 28-year-old mathematician, what he made of it.

“Well to be honest,” said Trevor, “I usually go for older women.

It appears this age gap is largely driven by dudes.

Men start 80% of conversations on Ok Cupid, and they tend to message younger women.

Not my ideal meet cute, but whatever — and it made me wonder: is the old norm of older man with younger woman out?

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