Dating large ladies
These days, however, the older woman/younger guy combo are everywhere to be seen.
I think attitudes have changed and more women are perhaps freer to really express what they want and who they want it with.
Those responsible at these respective newspapers make their best effort to make a match, which is based on participants' answers to an online questionnaire.
The questionnaires request information about the applicants’ age, height, occupation, marital status, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity.
As the investigators note, more research is needed. We often felt that older women (even if by on a year or two) was a bit of a taboo.
This probably stemmed from those artificial (but nonetheless real) boundaries we would not cross that were a left over from school days.
According to the investigators, this study has similar ecological validity to speed-dating studies that also involve face-to-face interaction.
Further supporting this interpretation, the authors argue that their study had good “ecological validity.” This means that the experimental conditions of this study were a strong approximation of those in real-life.
Apart from the requirement that the participants had to provide a narrative report and a numerical rating of the date, the dates unfolded as they normally would in regular life.
It is important to distinguish between mate preference and mate choice.
Ideal mates can be quite different to actual choices that people make.