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Why men at 50 are catnip to women

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A study published in the journal Science Advances this week found that men continue to increase in attractiveness until the age of 50. Women, however, decline from the age of 18. Here we find out where the truth, if any, really lies or if the silly season is back in town.

Men become more attractive as they age? Of course they do. And by the time they hit 50 they are soaked in knowledge, their sparkle and wit enhanced, and as such become concentrated catnip to the female world.

Now, there is little scientific evidence (yet) to support all of this theory. Psychologists however have underlined the importance of the Halo Effect, whereby you unconsciously take one aspect of somebody as a proxy for their overall character so when women discover the older man to have seen When Harry Met Sally at least three times, they’re allure becomes immeasurable.

They sense themselves in the presence of a creature who can put his finger on the pulse of modern society as easily as he can the G Spot.

They will believe this man has learned cleverness. He will know implicitly, for example, that women very often say the opposite to what they actually think. And they will know he knows exactly the right time to lie delightfully (eg, “Yes, that dress goes perfectly with those shoes”). And love him for it. Sexy or what?

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In a physical sense, men age exceptionally well, particularly if they can avoid steakbakes and afford hair transplants. Yes, cartilage degeneration is unavoidable, and morning knees ache but women see this as attractive, knowing the acher will no longer spend half the week on the five-a-sides pitch. More time to do couply stuff.!

The added bonus of advancing years is that men slow down their lager intake. Thus, dinner party dribbling is........

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