December here, has anyone seen May?

I was just about to type “Twenty-nine, of course” as an answer to this:

Yahoo Answers screenshot: Men .. What age is a female most attractive in terms of sexual appeal?

She (I assume it’s “she”) continues:

You know how they say that older men in their 40’s and 50’s, in general, prefere younger women for sex/relationships?

Well how much younger do they tend to prefere if they could have any?

If you were a man in your 40’s / 50’s and could have any age woman who was childless what age would be your ideal?

Or would it depend on whether you just wanted sex or a relationship?

Out of interes please state your age?

No longer being in my 40s/50s, I stopped typing. And despite being 60, I still have a memory, so I recalled once — actually, more than once — having pointed out before that someone 31 years my junior should not be on my romantic radar.

Someone did point out to the questioner the existence of the standard rule in such matters: “half your age plus seven.” I am not sure, however, if this applies equally to men and women; is a 50ish woman on solid social ground if she aims her sights on a chap of 32? At one level, I want to say “Of course she is, you moron,” but I have a feeling that she’d be skewered by society for so doing, while a guy robbing the cradle never comes close to getting probation.


  1. Roger Green »

    2 January 2014 · 8:20 pm

    I always found women in their 40s and 50s most attractive. That was true in my 20s and now.

  2. CGHill »

    2 January 2014 · 8:43 pm

    Admirable consistency. :)

  3. Dick Stanley »

    2 January 2014 · 9:21 pm

    I agree on 40s and 50s. Experience counts.

  4. Tatyana »

    3 January 2014 · 12:58 pm

    Sorry for a possible social faux pas, but aren’t you, Dick, married to a much younger woman?

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