I've clearly stated that I'm not interested in anyone over a certain age and yet much older men keep contacting me. I block everyone of them and in just 1 week I've blocked 320 men! So 320 men who are older than what I said I'm looking for contacted me in just one week.
I've talked to female friends who also do online dating and they say they experience the same thing!
Sometimes older guys figure... if at first you don't succeed, try, try again! lol
I am surprised that most dating sites don't have a filter for the age range? You should be able to set the filter and it will weed-out the age range you don't want? The guy would get a message saying that they are outside the age range specified by the person's profile. Seems like a pretty simple fix to me!
They really should get the hint, that you are not interested... you may have to be so bold as to say... if you older than this "#" don't talk to me, just be a little more direct, so they get the point...
Numbers, numbers, numbers, you're one of the women who say she doesn't want over age X well you might be the one they 'win' over cause they are so 'awesome/witty/etc' ALL ASSUMING they actually looked at your preferences and even care which many men only spamming women they'd like to sleep with don't.
Internet dating is the majority of women (pretty much average-above average) getting messaged by nearly every man on that site. The more attractive a woman the more messages she'll get.
Many men (no not I) use the shotgun approach to online dating. "I'll just send every female within 50 miles a generic message with the hopes that just one responds." They somehow don't get the point of reading the profile, and sending a tailored message is much more effective (and the fact that friends talk to each other). When I did the whole online dating thing, I think I sent maybe 10 or so messages and dated 3 of them. But I think that many men just don't get it.