Typically, my stance on the “niche” online dating platforms that continue to pop up relentlessly in this, the year 2020, has been a skeptical one. However, the recent launch of 20 Dating, a new dating site designed specifically for people seeking a significant age gap in their relationships, has me — a woman who has kind of made dating older men her entire personality — questioning that stance.
The site — which comes to you from the creator of fellow splashy, niche dating platforms Dinky One (for men with small penises and those who love them) and Big One (for men with big penises and those who love them) — is dedicated explicitly to those seeking an age difference of 20 or more years between themselves and a prospective partner. This is a choice I respect, because I, personally, am tired of listening to women pull the “daddy” card only to find out they only date men a mere ten years or so their senior.
That said, I can’t help but question just how necessary such a niche site really is. After all, almost every mainstream dating app I’m aware of (and I like to think I’m pretty well-versed in that area) already has an age range filter. This means that, presumably, you are only seeing any prospective matches that are shown to you on any given app because you have both already told that app that you are within each other’s desired age ranges.
However, according to David Minns, the creative mind behind 20 Dating, it’s not that simple.
“Trying to connect with someone more than 20 years older/younger on a product like Tinder or Bumble is at best going to end up with a lot of rejection,” Minns told Metro UK.
“Finding an 18 or 20 year old interested in a 40 year old on a ‘standard’ dating site could be a real challenge, the 20 Dating’s FAQ reiterates. “At 20 you know…
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