I almost forgot about the Princeton Mom until last month, when international headlines went nuts over the new French president elect and his wife.
Brigitte Trogneux met Emmanuel Macron when he was 15 and she was his 39-year-old drama teacher, already married with three kids.
And a 30-year-old man is more likely to respond to a message from a 50-year-old woman than a message from any other age group.
When women make the first move, the age gap dating norm is reversed.
It appears this age gap is largely driven by dudes.
Men start 80% of conversations on Ok Cupid, and they tend to message younger women.
(Across all ages, straight women write shorter profiles than straight men.)And then there are those 50-year-old women who clean up with the 20-year-old dudes.
The older men get, the younger the women they message (relative to their own age).
Women, on the other hand, message and respond most often to men about their own age.
Men tend to message women significantly younger than they are.
By the time they’re 55, men send more than half their messages to women at least 8 years their junior.