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If you haven’t watched “Nanette,” Hannah Gadsby’s fearless comedy special on Netflix, do that now. Gadsby takes on the fragility of masculinity — and at one point drills into Pablo Picasso, who, well into his 40s, had an affair with a teenage girl. Gadsby, who has a degree in art history, recounted how Picasso justified the relationship by claiming that he and the girl, Marie-Thérèse Walter, were both in their prime. Gadsby said: “A 17-year-old girl is never in her prime. In it, researchers studied the “desirability” of male and female users, based on how many messages nearly 200,000 users, all of whom were seeking opposite-sex partners, got over one month on a “popular, free online-dating service” — and if those sending the messages were desirable based on the same criteria.
That anecdote came to mind recently, in response to a new study about online dating published in the journal Science Advances.
India, which has long had a complex offline market for arranged marriages within religious and caste boundaries, has seen it move online.
Last year saw a rare Indian tech-sector IPO when raised 500 crore rupees (m) to help it target the marriage market.
In other words, not so far from the ages of Walter and Picasso.“The age gradient for women definitely surprised us — both in terms of the fact that it steadily declined from the time women were 18 to the time they were 65, and also how steep it was,” said Elizabeth Bruch, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Michigan and an author of the study.
”“In the real world, the woman with a graduate degree who knows your favorite Kerouac passage, speaks a few languages or discovers new ways to cure disease might be undeniably attractive,” she said.