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Appropriate age for online dating

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Jared Leto is, crushingly, out of my age range (39), but let’s be honest.

We are social butterflies in our early 20s and there’s rarely a dull moment.But according to these figures, the average height of a male online dater is 5'10".Of course there be some online daters out there with the build of Ryan Gosling, but, putting on our pessimistic hats, we can't but wonder if this stat is the result of a few porkie pies from the males signing up.Same service, different price points, based solely on the dating industry’s longtime Achilles heel: . (Roughly half of Tinder’s users are between ages 18 and 24; the rest fall in that over-25 age range.) It’s not exactly a controversial concept, and one you’re probably pretty familiar with already. Except, as bloggers and Tinder-swipers the world over have pointed out, there are some very real economic differences between online dating and music streaming.It’s the reason some theaters reserve discounted tickets for patrons under 30, and why many services — including Spotify, Tinder would like you to note — offer a discounted “student” rate. Dating is a market unto itself — a market that heavily penalizes over-30s, already.There are a whole slew of studies devoted to human attraction, and what makes one person desirable to another, and how people navigate what my mother terms “all the fish in the sea.” This is obviously a complicated, nuanced field, with lots of individual differences.

If you’re 18 years old and are so inclined to begin dating online, go for it, girlfriend.

When I was 21, I randomly set my dating age cap at 30, and it’s sort of stuck there ever since. If Jordan Catalano ever showed any glimmer of interest, well.

Unfortunately, I’m definitely not 21 any more, and 30 is, well, not that much older than me.

There, she found a supportive group of friends, an apartment within walking distance of the city's hottest spots..absolutely no time to date.

"I'm a lawyer, and it's a job that takes up a lot of time," she says.

Typically, most Internet matchmaking sites require a minimum age of 18 to join, although most social media sites allow people of all ages to build profiles.