Pic: Want to find your perfect match? Incredible graphs reveal ideal ages of attraction for men and women 7 years ago

Pic: Want to find your perfect match? Incredible graphs reveal ideal ages of attraction for men and women

Well, this is incredibly interesting...

Science is great, right?

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Science has put man on the moon, science has cured diseases that once killed millions and now, through the wonder of online dating and data collection, science has proven that men and women of a certain age are attracted to... well, they're attracted to... ahmm, it's probably just best if we show you the results.

Christian Rudder, the man behind online dating site OKCupid and the fascinating OKTrends, has produced these incredibly revealing graphs that show just how (according to online dating profiles at least) straight men and women are attracted to members of the opposite sex and, in particular, the specific age that people find most attractive.

According to FiveThirtyEight, Rudder analysed the data, explaining that "women who are, say, 28 find guys who are also 28 about the most attractive, and so forth. Up until about 40, when that’s getting too old.” Check it out...

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Now, this is where it gets really interesting. Take a look at the graph revealing the male version AKA the "punchline"...

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Oh my. How's that line go again? Something about "trading" and "in for" and "a younger model." Something like that anyway... Anyway, who are we to argue with the facts and figures, it's science baby. Sexy, sexy science.

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It looks like Matthew McConaughey's David Wooderson from Dazed And Confused was right along. Alright, alright, alright...

Clip via MOVIECLIPS, hat-tip to and images via FiveThirtyEight and 99FM.

For a more in-depth analysis as to how Rudder collected his data just click here.