Even if I am within their desired range, I still don’t get much of a response.
I assume the reason for this is they can get younger women to respond to them, so why would they go for me when they have a chance with the 45 year-old version of me?
Passionate (+16%) / Outgoing (+17% Source: e Harmony The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend. I’ve noticed after my last birthday (I turned 54 in June) that the response I get on has dropped to almost nothing.It’s as though moving from the early 50s to the mid 50s is some kind of death-knell for a dating life.I initiate contact with men in an age-range of about 3 years younger up to about 8 years older than myself.The potential matches that the site sends me are age appropriate for me, but when I look at the age-range that those men desire, (usually 35-50) I often move past them, knowing I can’t compete with women in their desired range, even though many of those men are as much as 5-8 years older than me!
In other words, knowingly sends me matches that are probably not realistic for me to pursue.When I have emailed some of those guys, I never hear back.I’m guessing they check out my profile, see my age, and probably read no further.The study also revealed that women are more interested in what men have to say for themselves, not just their looks - being more likely to consider a man based on his description rather than his picture. Words used on a profile were shown to have a much wider impact on women's decision to approach than it did on men, according to the research. Jemima Wade, of e uk, said: "Whilst the research shows certain words serve to grab fellow daters' attention, at e Harmony we know that daters are looking for quality dates every time.