I have read two very conflicting opinions: one being that the majority of guys like younger girls and tend to put a preference on them for dating because of their 'youthfulness', 'attractiveness' (in most cases) and their 'innocence.' However, the other is that guys prefer dating women who are more mature, and know what they want in their lives, so put a preference on women their age or older.
Guys, do you have an age limit for who you'd date, and do you tend to prefer older, younger or round about your age?
Most Helpful Guy
I'd rather young because they're attractive and all that good stuff, but I also want then to not be retarded. I don't think being older helps with that much, but there is a weak correlation.
Wanting older doesn't make sense. Wanting someone who isn't retarded makes sense and that's loosely associated with being older. What guys want is for a girl to not be annoying, stupid, retarded, etc. They want to get along with you well, in other words personality is key.
But that aside, younger bodies are most attractive. So a girl in her late teens early twenties is physically going to be the most attractive and if she also is more mature then sold.
I don't really see how "knowing what you want" is attractive, depends if what you what is completely silliness or not. I've never heard guys talk about this. Let me guess, you're hearing that guys like older women from other women? Because it sounds like projection on their part. "Maturity" and "knowing what they want" is very much classic women-speak. Guys rarely talk about these qualities in women in terms of attractiveness.
I don't think guys are really concerned about girls "knowing what they want" (and personally, I'm sick of hearing that rhetoric). They want an agreeable personality, someone they can be friends with but not have drama or any other bullshit that might come with.
They want a cute best friend, basically. But apparently it's hard to find sensible younger women that are easier to get along with. That's the niche older women fill.
It's a balance between the physical attraction and emotional attraction. The former is more often found in younger women, the latter in older. But the ideal is actually being cute AND chill, regardless of age. Age is really only relevant in terms of having kids. It's kind of an attractive idea to think that a girl is younger than me, but otherwise meh, it's not really something that has any solid reasoning to care about without considering kids.0
Most Helpful Girl
its just sad!0