Among mature single people, my group, there seems to be an odd disconnect with objective reality, with respect to age criteria for potential dating partners.
Many of both the men and the women are looking for younger partners. On an individual level, that may seem like no big deal, but in the broader perspective, the math just will not work.
If everyone, or most folks, of both sexes, were to insist on a younger dating partner, mate selection would come to a rapid halt.
Let me explain. Suppose a 45 year old man was seeking a 35 year old woman, but she was seeking a man of 30 years. That could go nowhere.
If that was the aggregate preference of date seekers, then no one could get a date, for reasons of age.
I am mildly amused by this situation. We can’t have it both ways, with men and women all looking for younger partners.
How do you think this might be resolved?