Unfortunately, I’m definitely not 21 any more, and 30 is, well, not that much older than me. In other words, I think I need to expand my age range. Obviously I’m not advocating using this as a strict guide to whom you can or cannot date. ”) or logic, but I do know plenty of couples who are happy and way out of the age range. A question I receive often is, "How did you make the decision to date and marry a younger guy?
I choose to live a life governed by strict morals that are often difficult to remember.
That’s why I’ve simplified everything into one simple, easy-to-understand rule: Never date a girl with a hook for a hand. Whenever I encounter an ethically gray situation, that one rule almost always guides me in the proper direction.
They restricted their survey to people who fell within a year of five age groups: 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60, and asked a similar number of men (70) and women (67).
They found that women’s preferences were fairly consistent over time: Throughout their lives, women tended to prefer men who were around their own age, with a range from a few years younger to a few years older—even in fantasy-land.
Half your age plus seven rule states "never date anyone under half your age plus 7" also meaning that "no one under 14 years of age should date".
I guess it was because I'd heard two or three stories of the woman being seven years older, so I'd sort of decided that was the outer limit of age difference acceptability. (And I would hit 31 a month before his next birthday.) Feeling defeated, I sat at the small wooden table in Starbucks, where I was meeting Kevin for the first time since my startling discovery. In case you're wondering, I married that guy eight months later.
still pretty young to me, honestly, but I guess 5 years isn’t that much.
Jared Leto is, crushingly, out of my age range (39), but let’s be honest.
In 2001, a team of Dutch social psychologists, led by Bram P.
Buunk of the University of Groningen, examined desired minimum and maximum ranges across different ages by approaching people in public spaces—railway stations, libraries, malls—and asking them (anonymously) what ages they would consider appropriate for five different levels of relationship: marriage, serious relationship, falling in love, casual sex, and sexual fantasies.
I’m 25 now, so I took 12.5, added 7 years, is 19.5. To find out what the oldest age you should date is, take your current age, subtract 7, and multiply it by two.