Okay... so there was this article:
That pointed to this study:
And there’s no point in discussing this on Jezebel since it took maybe 5 seconds for things to devolve into “Women are victims and men are gross” garbage.
So... having read this, I think the age thing is a red herring.
There are so many other factors.
I suspect that 50 year old guys are the “most desirable” not because they’re 50, but because they have the best combo of having money and power, but are still young enough to be mostly healthy, still decent looking and ‘fully functional’ on average.
As for 18 year old women being the “most desirable”... well I’ll chalk that up to the best combo of looks, lack of emotional issues/bitterness and/or baggage.
But what do you all think?