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Monday, March 01, 2010

The economics of dating - the case for older women

Here it is - real data from real dating sites showing how most guys get it wrong - looking for love in all the wrong places so to speak.

The interactive graph, which I can't reproduce here, is evocative.

Here's the static summary:

The point of the post is that it shouldn't be that way. "Christian" says he has data to support it.

He says: "Your average 25 year-old woman is roughly as good-looking as your average 35 year-old."

I'll let him explain the stats he used to arrive at that conclusion.

Which gives me an excuse for this:

Back to macroeconomics tomorrow.

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