By comparison, heterosexual women were 35 years old, on average, and the youngest partner they would consider was around 27 (again, on average), the findings showed.
As women grew older, they generally put more limits on how young they would go: For each year in a woman’s age, her definition of “too young” increased by about four months, Antfolk found.
Still, the findings do suggest “men’s lower age limit for a sexual partner may not be as low as we’ve thought, based on previous research,” Lehmiller said.
But he added an “important caveat.” The study was done in Finland, and the findings might not extend to other cultures, including the United States.
It’s possible, he said, that same-sex couples have different “norms” when it comes to age and dating.