General public attitudes towards online dating have become much more positive in recent years, and social networking sites are now playing a prominent role when it comes to navigating and documenting romantic relationships.
These astounding graphs reveal the true side of dating.Christian Rudder, who runs online dating site OKCupid and OKTrends, created these graphs based on online dating profiles - showing how straight men and women are attracted to the opposite sex and the specific age that people find most attractive.Rudder said: “Women who are, say, 28 find guys who are also 28 about the most attractive, and so forth.Up until about 40, when that’s getting too old.” And here are the results for the ages women find men most desirable.Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds are online daters.
Online dating is also relatively popular among the college-educated, as well as among urban and suburban residents.
And 38% of Americans who are single and actively looking for a partner have used online dating at one point or another.
So women over 22 are disregarded when it comes to men on dating sites?
At the event where these shocking stats were revealed, Rudder admitted: "It is kind of terrible.
“From the time you’re 22 you’ll be less hot than a 20-year-old, based on this data.
One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app themselves, and many people now know someone else who uses online dating or who has found a spouse or long-term partner via online dating.