Christian Rudder is the co-founder of OkCupid. He's also the author of a new book full of statistics about how people date online. After doing some serious data mining, he had some interesting findings about male versus female age preferences in a mate.
Women tend to seek out men their own age. From age 20 up to 50, these numbers hold true for women. OK, now brace yourself for the male preference stats. Men aged 20-50 prefer women to fit into the narrow age margin of just 20-24. Here's the breakdown:
The black numbers in the chart represent men's age, and the red number's show the age of women they prefer to date. As in every man between the ages of 20 and 50 wants to be with a woman in her early 20s. More specifically, men's absolute favorite age is 20. The dotted line down the middle of the chart represents age preference parity, which is clearly not happening, like, at all.