My first serious foray into online dating came when I was 26 and in the middle of the first of what would be two breakups with the same guy. Round two came when I was 30, and it’s still going strong as my 32nd birthday creeps up on me later this month. (Send cards and wrinkle cream, please.) I noticed a marked difference in the amount of attention I got the second time around, but when I insisted it was because I was over 30, people told me I was imagining it.
I’m not. According to a new study of more than 81,000 single people between the ages of 25 and 35, there are women who receive significantly more attention online. Those women are 25 and 26. There are also women who receive the least amount of attention. They are 33. You can see which end of the attention spectrum I’m closest to. Eep!