The Age That Women Prefer The Men They Date To Be, In Two Revealing Charts

Do women stay within the non-creepy zone?

While data has found that men prefer younger women as they age, analysis shows that wanting the younger ones can't exactly be said for women

According to Dataclysm, a data book by author Christian Rudder that analyzes dating trends, found that after 20 years of age, women become more and more open to dating men older. And unlike men, as women age, their desire to date younger people wanes.

Blogger and computer science research assistant Randal Olson, who orginally created charts showing how men fell on the creepiness scale in regards to age, compiled two similar charts for women. He wanted to display just how old or young women prefer their significant others to be as they age — and how their prefences compare to the "half-your-age-plus-seven" rule aka the Standard Creepiness Rule (demonstrated by the chart below). 

As the chart above shows, as women age, the age range of men that the Standard of Creepiness dictates "non-creepy" opens up. In other words, as women get older, the more leeway she hypothetically has to date men more older and younger than her.

Olson then took the data from Dataclysm (the age of men women actually prefer) and layed it on top of the creepiness chart. 

Turns out, women tend to stay on the course, dating men whose ages fall within the "non-creepy zone."

Olson notes that women in their lower 20s do go into the creepy-zone by going after much older men, but tends to even out as they get older. 

But he also points out another interesting trend: 

Whereas women tend to seek older men (in their younger years, at least), men are doing the exact opposite and seeking younger women. This results in an unfortunate situation for women as they age: During their younger years, they're highly sought after. But as they grow older, men's tendency to seek younger women leads to an ever-shrinking dating pool for older women. 
Not cool guys, not cool. Hopefully, men will take a hint from the ladies that older women are just as desirable as older men.