And a 30-year-old man is more likely to respond to a message from a 50-year-old woman than a message from any other age group.
I asked my friend Trevor, a 28-year-old mathematician, what he made of it.
“Well to be honest,” said Trevor, “I usually go for older women.
The older men get, the younger the women they message (relative to their own age).
Women, on the other hand, message and respond most often to men about their own age.
I wasn’t sure, but there’s data to support Trevor’s claim: millennial women write the shortest profiles on Ok Cupid; profile length increases with each year they pass 35.