It is thought that a trade-off or equilibrium is reached in regards to what each gender brings to the mating partnership and that this equilibrium is most likely to be reached with a trade-off of ages when selecting a mate. Dating the Older Man. Relationships with age disparity of all kinds have been observed with both men and women as the older or younger partner. Conversely, this will equal the difference between the appropriate age of the older person and the older person's actual age. But G-d forbid that a 50 year old man should date a 31 year old woman? In contrast to above, in short-term mating, females will tend to favour males that demonstrate physical attractiveness, as this displays cues of 'good genes'. She then considers the fact that she will be dead by then.
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