You have the most marvelous youth, and youth is the one thing worth having,someday when you are old and wrinkled and ugly, when thought has seared your forehead with its lines and passion branded your lips with its hideous fires, you will feel it. Teenage boys, on average, prefer girls a year older.
Men in their middle twenties usually prefer women a year or two younger.
Tinder's founders bragged to us about the number of female users when it launched last October, and though they didn't have fresh numbers, the app has received a lot of vocal approval from women online, including female tech writer Jenna Wortham, who says "there’s something about Tinder’s simple, flirty interface that is undeniably fun." This acceptance might have something to do with the fact that unlike every other hook-up app out there, which were birthed by men, as Ann Friedman notes in So far hook-up apps haven't catered to women because they lack certain protections that the XX-demographic likes when meeting potential sexual partners, argues Friedman: "women want authenticity, privacy, a more controlled environment, and a quick path to a safe, easy offline meeting." Perhaps because of its single female voice, Tinder offers a lot of those things mostly by way of Facebook.
The app syncs up with the social network in a "cleverly discreet" way, as Wortham puts it.
In the past women of all ages up to about 45 prefer, on average, a man a few years older. Time magazine reports that when it comes to online dating, a woman is five times more likely to show interest in a man five years her junior than one who is five years older.
Read more: Online Dating: Women Want Younger Men | X4s Q94 These statistical findings are broad generalizations and many exceptions to the rule exist.