Hugh Hefner’s harem aside, it seems most women are not looking for the oldest, richest guy around.
*Polite clap* One more question — do women get less choosy as they get older?
Let’s take that graph of how women are liked by age, and color some things in: We can’t just compare the raw size of these regions without committing crimes against statistics, but the overall point is still legitimate: most of why people are liked, male or female, has nothing to do with their reproductive ability.
Being younger costs them dearly, but being more than a little older costs them too.
The myth of women being drawn to significantly older men (“Silver Foxes”) is just not supported.
A man’s virility peaks around age 22, declining over time, and as he enters his 40s, it can take many more months to conceive a child with his partner.
Yet women’s tastes resoundingly don’t vote for the fastest swimmers.