A lot of people indeed prefer a specific age range.
If you Google now, you will see that there are even specific dating sites for people in each age range. But doesn’t providing this information kind of take the romance away a little bit? Not that dating apps are super romantic to start with, but is judging people within a few seconds by their age a bit much?
Age appropriate companionship is critical, yet it can be discriminatory. In 2018, Emile Ratelband, a health conscious 69-year-old even petitioned Dutch courts to legally reduce his age, because advertising his age as 69 did not match his excellent health and youthful appearance. With Zero Knowledge Proof (ZKP), Emile can prove that he is “over 40” or “younger than 80” without revealing his birthday or exact age. But what if you could still respect the age preference of people using dating apps, without revealing the precise age of prospective matches?