If there is a motto shared by women who search for their mate online, it might be "bring ‘em young."
A new study of over 50,000 women daters aged thirty and over on
PlentyofFish.com from April 19th-25th, 2007 reveals that 35% contacted men five
or more years younger than themselves.
“It’s not just men who want to date a few years younger
these days. Women in their thirties, forties and older are pursuing younger men
on dating sites," said Markus Frind, Founder and CEO of Plentyoffish.com."
of the 23,024 women who initiated contact with men, 38% sought out men at least
5 years younger than themselves and 10% messaged men at least 10 years younger.
Across all countries, 35% of the women involved in the study
were likely to initiate contact with men at least 5 years younger than
"It doesn’t really matter where you’re from or if you
are male or female. Many people look for younger partners hoping for a more
exciting relationship. Demi and Ashton were the exception a few years ago, but
by proving it works, more women than ever are comfortable looking to younger
men for love," said Frind.