Online Dating – What Women Want

It’s An Age Thing

Online date markTraditionally women tend to go for older men and men go for younger women, right?

That may be the case in many circles but online dating is turning that on its head.

It seems that women are signing up for online dating sites in their droves, looking for younger men.

So much so that there are even dating sites specifically designed for such women.

Research conducted by some of the largest online dating sites suggested that women are 500% more likely to browse profiles of guys up to 5 years younger than they, and not men that are older than them.

This was no small study either, with over a million matches analyzed.

Men appear to be much more interested in older women now than they used to be.


Girls Have It Easy

Let’s face it; women have it easy on dating sites with an average of 1 woman to every 5 men online.

They have the pick of their bunch and receive many emails daily primarily from men older than them.

This trend is shifting though as men realize that they can increase their chances significantly by looking for an older woman.

Women who are older than their partner also report that they are happy and fulfilled by their relationship compared with fewer women who date people their own age.


Power & Respect

Relationships are most successful if the balance of power is equal.

That could be one reason that women want to date younger men so that they feel they are an equal partner as opposed to being dominated in the relationship by an older male. Women also want to be treated with respect and nowadays a lot of young guys know how to treat a woman well!

For a relationship to work, it’s important that both parties understand what makes each other tick and respect each other’s likes and dislikes.

These qualities are particularly important to women.

balance the power in your relationships

Balance the power in your relationships


Stand out from The Crowd

When it comes to online dating, guys need to find a way to stand out from the crowd.

Make sure your dating profile doesn’t come across like all the others.

There are only so many times a woman can read ‘like socializing, films and hanging out with friends’.

Make sure there is something on there to spark an interest and attract attention. It’s actually harder to make an impact online in many ways than in real life.

Take the time to talk about what makes you the perfect catch.



So many men get this wrong.

Relationships are built on trust so make sure your profile is honest and portrays you accurately.

There’s really no point in saying you’re an airline pilot if all you’ve ever really done is built a model plane.

It will all come out in the end and women are much more attracted to honesty than they are someone who makes it all up.

If you really want to be successful at online dating – tell the truth!

honesty really is the better policy

Honesty really is the better policy



Online dating is a complicated business but if you follow the simple tips in the article you’ll improve your chances of success greatly.

Just remember to be patient and eventually, you’ll find the one.

Join a dating site now to get started!


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