Dating rules half your age plus
Men, however, have different views related to age gaps.Men are far more likely to embrace younger women (20s), especially as flings and fantasies, even men in their 60s (see the linked study in the previous paragraph).You flashed her a genuine smile and a “thank you.” Usually you visit the place in your running clothes, but today you had an evening meeting. Instead of just going with the flow and recognizing that it’s possible she might be mature for her age, and you both could enjoy going on a date, most people overthink and frantically search for advice about “rules” and “requirements” related to age gaps and dating ages. This “rule” has since been repeated in a variety of movies, books, and TV shows, and gets repeated as gospel by relationship advice givers, despite its shaky origin.As you made small talk, she volunteered she had a boring weekend ahead, so you took the hint, and asked for her number. One that almost always comes up is the “half your age plus seven” rule, which basically states that you divide your age by two, add seven, and that’s the youngest you can date. The reality is that if you are assessing what is “acceptable” in terms of age gaps, there are really only three considerations: legal, biological/psychological, and social. Legally, there is a limit to whom you can date without repercussions.But if there is any age gap “rule,” it’s the laws of your state and country.
You were paying for your coffee at Starbucks and the barista caught your eye. This “rule” isn’t based on any legal codes or even any scientific studies.While many men will often publicly deny it due to white knighting, I guarantee their private website viewing habits tell the truth.Studies show that men of all ages fantasize about relationships with women in their 20s.Megan notes that graph-making nerds like Cueball may have a hard time finding dates, but this is belied by the title text.
Don't ask me how I found it : P (some digits are replaced with X for privacy reasons) --Di Ev Al (talk) , 17 August 2013 (UTC) Don't ask you how you found it?Curious, you looked her up on Facebook later that night. ” You could hardly believe it; she’s a college student at your alma mater. In the United States, age of consent laws say the younger person in the relationship must be at least 16-18, depending on the state.Of course, going by strict legality doesn’t mean it’s a to date someone that young if you’re much older, and commonsense says someone out of high school dating a high schooler is a very bad idea, regardless of legality.As the graph on the right shows, there is a lower limit and an upper limit.