A girl on a intercourse relationship web site started her message to a male stranger with the comment that on the age of 43 she supposed that she was older than most girls utilizing the power. She went on to ask what he supposed was the typical age of ladies utilizing the web site. Some reassurance could have been gained from a reply conveying the impression that the perceived common age was about 37/38, placing the inquirer just a few years above common. The girl in query expressed her shock, as she supposed a lot of the ladies utilizing the web site to be of their 20s. This dialog stimulated an curiosity in in search of some statistical information to present a greater perception into the precise age distribution.
In a random pattern of 240 ladies utilizing the web site, the next age distribution was revealed:
From 18 to 25 – 52 (21.5%)
From 26 to 30 – 41 (17.0%)
From 31 to 35 – 30 (12.5%)
From 36 to 40 – 23 (9.5%)
From 41 to 45 – 26 (11.0%)
From 46 to 50 – 23 (9.5%)
From 51 to 55 – 16 (6.5%)
From 56 to 60 – 16 (6.5%)
From 61 to 65 – 10 (4.0%)
From 65 to 80 – 3 (1.0%)
As may need been anticipated, the most important teams of ladies in search of intercourse dates had been underneath 30, nevertheless it was maybe extra shocking that substantial numbers had been of their 30s and 40s, and even of their 50s and 60s, with even just a few older than 65. The oldest girl within the pattern was 76. The imply age of the pattern was 37.5 years.
Women in numerous age teams had been discovered to have considerably completely different traits though all, younger and previous, referred to earlier sexual expertise. Most ladies within the decrease age teams talked about a damaged relationship as a cause for utilizing the web site. A break-up with a boyfriend was ceaselessly instanced however no damaged marriages had been talked about by ladies underneath 30. With ladies of their 30s, 40s and 50s, nevertheless, a current divorce was usually given as the necessity to discover a new intercourse associate. Amongst the older ladies, just a few acknowledged that untimely widowhood had left them in want of a brand new companion.
Although for a lot of the ladies a relationship had lately ended, the vast majority of ladies on the web site weren’t in an ongoing relationship. A number of nevertheless, brazenly admitted to in search of to cheat on boyfriends or husbands who had been insufficient sexual companions. A only a few claimed to be trying outdoors with their associate’s permission and one other small group claimed to be in search of a ‘menage a trois’ with their associate’s involvement. An nearly common attribute was a perception that an ideal sexual expertise had to this point eluded the plaintive however was nonetheless doable if the best associate may very well be discovered. The age distribution of the pattern recommended that this hope lived on in many ladies all through their working lives and even into their retirement.