I would also like to know What 's wrong with stating an age preference? We make lots of choices in many areas!...all the time!
And you wonder why people are getting frustrated with this site. Again, CM gives credence to the people who feel entitled to a younger spouse and frustrates those who are only interested in people closer to their own age.
But you pose a good question. Maybe the ladies and gents in this thread could put what CM uses for their default search age range and we'd really see the discrepancy.
Facts: from data gathered from browses, men are typically viewing profiles of women little bit older, but mostly around their age or younger. Women are typically viewing profiles of guys a little younger, but mostly around their age or older.
Enter the graph: Age difference break down on browses from yesterday. Women in red, men in blue. The axis is the age difference between the person they're browsing and themselves.
So our default search ages are created from this:
Men: range = Age -25% to Age + 10%
Women: range = Age - 10% to Age +25%
This works out to this type of a grid:
18 year old - 18 to 23
25 year old - 23 to 31
30 year old - 27 to 38
35 year old - 32 to 44
40 year old - 36 to 50
45 year old - 41 to 56
50 year old - 45 to 63
55 year old - 50 to 69
60 year old - 54 to 75
65 year old - 59 to 81
70 year old - 63 to 88
18 year old - 18 to 20
25 year old - 19 to 28
30 year old - 23 to 33
35 year old - 26 to 39
40 year old - 30 to 44
45 year old - 34 to 50
50 year old - 38 to 55
55 year old - 41 to 61
60 year old - 45 to 66
65 year old - 49 to 72
70 year old - 53 to 77
This doesn't fit everyone. It does, however, fit a vast majority. And that's what we're programming for.
Said he thought it was Ok for the OLD men to go 4 the young women.( like in their 20 & 30ies)
I ask him the age of his daughter?
he said 35
I said, then it would be ok with you for an old man to search out your daughter?
He said , "OVER MY DEAD BODY"
**HUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!----It all depends on where your standing !
How about just 5 years older and 5 years younger as a basic start?