An anonymous reader left a comment on my article "Scared because you’re pushing 30?", which I want to share with all of you since it's a confirmation of the basic things I repeat over and over. Some of you have probably grown tired of me saying that you should take care of yourself first and foremost, and the women will follow.
This is such a great article. I'm 29 and as weird as it sounds, it seems like I've gotten "better with age". Again, I keep myself in shape, dress well, have social skills and a good job. I really blossomed more with women around 25.
The oldest woman I've hooked up with this year was 25. I find myself to be most attractive to women in the age range of 22-25 right now for some reason. I'm getting close to settling down but not 100% there yet. The way I see it, even if I were to get more serious with a woman around 31 or 32, I could still easily pull a hottie between the ages of 23ish/24ish to 30. It's amazing what a clean diet, regular exercise and good sleep will do to make you look much younger than you are.
The "better with age" comment is interesting. I'd say that quite a few guys only start to get a handle on "that woman thing" in their mid-twenties. Before that, most are simply too concerned trying to fit in. Most of those are simply lost for the purpose of pickup, as they will settle down with the first "empowered single mother" they meet. Thus, they never realize their full potential.
I also strongly relate to the comment that the prospect of settling with an older woman is not very enticing when you can easily get younger ones. This is common sense, but sadly seen as politically incorrect. Think about it: if you're a 30 year old guy who has his life together, and your choice is between a 24 year old, and a 32 year old woman, the younger one is preferable. Note that I'm not talking about some feminist fantasy scenario where the 32 year old was highly attractive, oh-so mature and "independent". You normally pull woman from a similar level of attractiveness anyway. Consequently, the 32 year olds you get are presumably comparably attractive to the 24 year olds once you take age into account, meaning that the 32 year old was probably similarly attractive to the 24 year old when she was that age.
Your choice is therefore between two kinds of women. One will be attractive for about 8 more years than the other, will have had fewer sexual partners, less emotional baggage, and won't have baby rabies yet either. The choice is really not so difficult.