Subscribe To Our Newsletter! According to this rule, it would not be creepy for a 30 year old to date a 22 year-old, but an 18 year-old would be off-limits. Although this is a fun rule of thumb, what does research say about age preferences for potential mates? From an evolutionary perspective , it makes sense for women to prefer mates with resources and to like partners who are more established, both of which are more likely in older partners. Men, in contrast, are hypothesized to be most attracted to women in their reproductive prime, which tends to be when they are younger.
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The “half your age plus seven” rule — how often is it broken?
A common rule is that you cannot date someone younger than half your age plus seven. For example, if you are 30, dating someone 22 years old is just barely acceptable. The following chart illustrates this concept: couples between the dashed lines are the ones following the rule. The rule itself, according to Wikipedia, has French origins — but how often is it broken in the U. The relative age disparity lessens as both partners grow older.
The dos and don'ts of dating a younger woman
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Makes You Think Mormon Life. My experience says the answer is… sometimes. As far as relationships go, it can get complicated. Age signifies so much more than just a number: it can reflect your maturity, your stage in life, and your experience.