It’s the question that we all want to know – at what age do we stop being seen as attractive? Is a woman still attractive at age 30? Are thirty year old women still desirable to others? Thirty used to be seen as the age that you truly become a man or a woman. You leave your childhood behind and you become a “proper grownup”. However, in the last couple of generations, we have seen the “stretching of childhood” and the word “kidults” entering the lexicon.
Some commentators say that people are now enjoying an “extended teenage-hood” which goes from about age 18 – 30 where they still might not be completely independent of their parents, whether by choice or not.
What does this mean for “female beauty”? This article will only talk about women, and how they are viewed by the opposite sex at age 30. Of course, there are many different types of people and relationships and this is just one of them. Remember that people are not “numbers” and “age is just a number”. Your value, or the value of someone you care about has nothing to do with age. Let’s find out why.
Are women at age 30 considered “old”?
What age to women “get old”? The answer is: Later than you think! According to The Telegraph in the UK, women are at their ‘most attractive’ at 30, while men peak at age 34, according to a survey of 2000 people. The data revealed that “women were considered to have reached their peak at 30, but started to show signs of ageing at 41. Women stopped looking “sexy” at 53, and are considered “old” at 55. (I’m not sure if most people would agree with that?)
It seems that the data out there is pretty personalised and not very consistent. There was another study (from Hollywood) that suggested that actresses hit their peak at age 34. “There is still a discrepancy in earning power between men and women in Hollywood. And it becomes doubly unfair when you think of our earning potential in terms of years. Actresses are like football players. They have a small window of prime earning ability,” according to The Society Pages.
Do men find women at age 30 attractive?
Yes, studies show that they do. There is also a school of thought that says that there is a power shift when people reach age 30 – in favour of men.
Daniel Miessler says, “Many attractive women in their 20s reject all but the most attractive and powerful men. Many of those men go on to become more attractive and powerful in their 30s and 40s.”
He then goes on to explain, “When those women turn 30, they become less marketable and are surprised to learn that the top men don’t want them—because they’re chasing the young women they used to be.” Do you agree with this blogger? It’s a pretty rough assessment if you ask me, but women at 30 might fear this, whether it’s “true” or not.
Are women still sexy at age 30?
Yes, definitely. In my previous post What is the Most Attractive Age For Men and For Women? I found many studies that indicated that women are still very attractive at age 30. At age 30 women are more self-assured and movie website IMDB has helpfully complied a sexy-over-30 list here. Many of these actresses are older than this now, and there’s nothing wrong with that. When you’re asking what age does a woman get old? It pays to think beyond the simple metrics of outer beauty too. Let’s delve into this further.
The best things about 30 year old women
More life experience
By the end of your twenties when most younger men thought they’d be wondering “are women still attractive at 30” everyone comes to realise that 30 isn’t so old after all! Men and women are both still young at that age, really.
Remember back to when you were 22, and in a nightclub (in Australia legal drinking age is 18) and you thought, “I am now 4 years older than all these ‘babies’!” Well, that feeling returns at age 30, when 18 year olds start to look like infants to you.
More experience in the bedroom
So, are women hot at 30? Well, yes, if you look to the bedroom! By age 30 you know what you like and how to ask for it, you will have more confidence in your abilities and you’ve learned a trick or two. Never stop learning, either. What you once thought was dull might be the height of excitement and what once put you off might thrill you down the track. Experiment!
Men who “know” that 30 year old women are attractive are normally the guys who appreciate a great conversation. Younger women can be intelligent, world-wise, sensitive and wonderful, but there is something special that comes with the assurance that only age and experience can bring.
Women aged 30 are less self-absorbed
Women are less self absorbed after a certain stage in life, they might have learned a few hard life lessons and have found out that the world isn’t always the lovely, rosy and easy place we thought it would be in our 20s. By age 30 we have all had many disappointments and many things go wrong in our lives – and that’s what builds character.
More body confident
Women aged 30 will usually be more body confident than younger women. I have written about this phenomenon in my blog post Getting older for women: Which parts of my body will get better with age? Personally I found many things about my body had actually improved – despite the ravages of time. And I’m just a normal Jane, certainly not a glamazon.
More personal assets
Do men find women at age 30 attractive? When you know a women aged 30 you know one thing for sure — “older women” are wealthy in more ways than one. This is especially when compared with women in their teens or twenties. Women aged 30 may have some cash in the bank, some life experience and some work experience – or all three if she’s lucky. This makes a 30 year old woman an ideal dating partner.
A wider support network
Love women but hate how much time and effort they need on the emotional support front? My husband hates it when I talk about my feelings during the cricket – and I don’t even notice I’m interrupting him. It’s a boring game anyway, so I never noticed. But when he shuts down and doesn’t want to talk I have a wider support network to go to – my family, my friends, my colleagues and also, the lovely people I meet online here. I know women aged 30 will have lots to offer.
Do you find women at age 30 still attractive? Are you a 30+ woman yourself who is gorgeous? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!