Average dating age for women
Freshly divorced and in her mid-30s, she was looking to explore and have fun, while Patrick, in his late 20s at the time, was ready for a more serious relationship.
Assuming that age, maturity and intention for a relationship go hand in hand wrongly assumes that development and growth occur on a fixed and linear timeline headed towards a destination, and that this timeline is the same for everyone.
Some still abide by the ol' half-your-age-plus-seven rule.
Some will only date above the age of 31, because everyone knows that is the exact moment at which people instantaneously want to commit.
And, generally, we can all agree—at least conceptually—that age is but a number when it comes to romantic pairings. As the average age of marriage increases alongside access to education, and the gender pay gap decreases (but is still somehow a thing?!?!