the science behind the thread http://www.epjournal.net/Press_releases/index.html%3Fmodule=Articles;action=Article.publicShow;ID=251;.html http://www.epjournal.net/filestore/EP06134146.pdf http://www.epjournal.net/filestore/EP06204212.pdf as a general rule, women prefer high status males and men prefer younger fertile women. I can reference about a zillion studies proving this theory true. Were it not so, none of us would exist as women past menopause have no chance of reproducing. Granted, in our evolutionary past we had life expectancies of 30, but much our evolutionary programming has stayed with us through the millenia. I'm not saying there aren't hot milfs or broke guys with drop dead beautiful women as mates, but these are the exceptions not the rule.