I had a high profile, successful client who explained that he changed his birthdate by a year and a half because he did not want strangers knowing his personal information to research him and his businesses online.
And, those mature women may appreciate this man way more.
This justification may not really involve ageism, but I actually understand and respect the rationale behind it and feel it is important for you to think about.
After meeting many men online who have lowered their age by 10 to 12 years, I had to learn what this was about (other than deception).
Some men have been forthright enough to reveal their real age on the first phone call, others have done so on the first date and I have shockingly discovered the rest on my own at our first face-to-face. when I am expecting a 38-year old and in walks a 50-year old in his place (and, let me tell you that I love dating older men, it is the surprise that is my issue).
I recently met a guy online who I quickly discovered was 10 years older than his profile stated.
I was so frustrated, thought about how this had happened to me more times than I can count throughout my online dating history and felt compelled to share some of my theories about online dating and ageism and how to handle it.
Men, on the other hand, can pull a Tony Randall and reproduce at 75.
I genuinely believe that we should all go after and create everything we want in life, so I encourage men to court younger women if they dream of having biological children.
I have shared this in many online dating articles and I stand firmly on the fact that many people truly do have a false perception of themselves.