(Picture: Getty)No matter how old a man gets he will always be attracted to very young women, according to scientific data.
Women, on the other hand, will always be attracted to men of a similar age to them. So, as they get older, women will generally start to be in to to older men.
Unfortunately for women, it looks like these older men will likely still be pining after women half their age.
A Twitter user, @miaxmon, spotted the figures, sourced from the book Dataclysm, and shared the graphs, adding; ‘if you want to see something really f*cked up, have a look at this.’
The graphs show a worrying sliding scale where men of 20 and men of 49 both cite women aged 20 as what they find the most attractive.
Conversely, a 20-year-old woman will be most attracted to a 23-year-old-man, but a 50-year-old woman will lust after a 46-year-old man.
(Picture: Dataclysm: Who We Are When We Think No One?s Looking/Christian Rudder)
(Picture: Dataclysm: Who We Are When We Think No One?s Looking/Christian Rudder)So clearly, this isn’t great news for women.
And it is scientific evidence to prove the anecdotal theory that men always prefer to chase younger women.
But despite this disappointingly predictable revelation, it’s actually not all bad news.
The same study found that the age range of women men say they are most interested in tends to fall within their own age range.
So it is not all about looks.
The findings show that despite older men finding much younger women extremely attractive, they were highly unlikely to actually message any of them on an online dating site.
Men will most often message women actually closer to their own age.
The figures suggest that there is a clear distinction between physical, sexual desire, and the connection men crave from actually interacting with a woman who has a similar level of maturity.
In response to @miaxmon’s tweet, some say it’s jut biology and that it is completely normal for men to fancy younger women, but others were unsettled by the stark difference between the two graphs.
The book that first published the graphs, Dataclysm: Who We Are When We Think No One’s Looking, was published in 2014 and is an irreverent investigation of human behavior.
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