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Which is not surprising since at age 75 years and older, most male peers are dead. Their preferences for age and ethnicity are stricter than men’s, and they initiate contact and reply to fewer adverts.

Most academic papers talk about evolutionary theory that predicts that men have a stronger preference for attractive mates and that women value good earning potential and education more than men do, as well as women's preference for taller men.

Men tended to overestimate their height and women tended to underestimate their weight. Giving women and men what they are both looking for. Garrett Research suggests that dating and living apart together may help preserve independence, autonomy, "alone time" and freedom.

Women especially cherish the autonomy and independence as suggested in the blog due to being in a caregiving role much of their lives, especially if they were married previously and cared for children.

Men, on the other hand, were more likely to desire dating or formalizing a relationship to mitigate feelings of loneliness and isolation.