Angelica at Yahoo Answers asks: Why are young men oogling me?
I am a woman in her mid-30s and decent looking. Decent, not drop-dead gorgeous by any means. Anyways, I have noticed younger men (like early 20s and even younger) checkin me out lookin at me like the wanna take a bite or something! In HS I was not the one these young, hot guys would typically chase after, so why am I getting this attention now?!
Of course I’m happy, but I’m also a little confused. Please help me…
Pleased with the opportunity to help out, I explained:
They see you as in their league so they are more bold in checking you out than they would be with a woman who wasn’t in their league. You are at the intersection of the male and female curves for sexual attractiveness. Young women are the rockstars of the dating world, while young men are fairly low in the pecking order. As women age their attractiveness declines, while as men age their attractiveness tends to increase until around their mid 30s (where it starts to decline as well). As your attractiveness has declined, you now find yourself roughly at par with late teens/early twenties young men. See the article from OK Cupid linked in the sources for data on how age impacts attractiveness for men and women.
Not my best work, but good enough for her to select it as best answer with a five star rating and the following comment:
Makes sense. I better go out an get as many of these guys as i can before I hit 40 lmao