Normal dating age range
Normal dating age range
Don't waste your time or emotional health chasing anything you are old enough to be a Father to.
For example, by their 50’s the average male has a wife who is 10 years younger than him.
I believe that as long as the youngest person (regardless if male or female) is old enough to realize what they are getting into and has not been mislead in any way - then all is good. This guy was 55 , was a chemical engineer , never married , he was my math teacher in high school down there .
This is basically determined by there level of maturity. We, on average, are still the "most fit" generation... We thought he was a bad man a child molester and she a gold digger, we saw them together so much we got used to it and accepted it , they had a very proper relationship ...
The “half your age plus seven” rule of thumb probably helps you avoid being a creep, but is it accurate?
Much to my surprise, when overlaying a line representing the rule of thumb on Kenrick and Keefe’s results (see red line in the figure below), you can see it closely matches the low end of the range (i.e., youngest preferred) for all but the oldest men.
However, it doesn’t represent women’s preferences at all.
So maybe there is a kernel of truth the rule, at least for men. Le's research focuses on commitment, including the factors associated with commitment and its role in promoting maintenance.
So obviously a 20 yr old could not date a 10 year old. I say if youre with someone younger and you enjoy eachothers company ,can have good discussions,have similar views and interests,its fine.(just keep it legal jeez lol)As for the ben gay comment,there are alot more fun ways to relax muscle pain that us youngins can come up with,well at least in my case Only time I can say it's awkward is below the 20's. even comparing a 20something to a 50something at today's timeline. I do not know what happened to them but I am sure they lived happily ever after somehow , she is probably driving around town in a big SUV with his kids , I do not know .
But I ask - is it ok for a 30 yr old to date a 20 year old. And for you who say no - why not - is 29 ok with 20 - what about 28 and 20 - you see my point. I think what wierds some people out is when they add the sexual part into a relationship - Now i realize what im about to say is sooo contractictory to what i believe in but imagining a 60 yr old with a 20 yr old makes me go eww sooo what yall say? If someone 30 dates someone under 20, I can see why it would be slightly awkward. This is why the "baby boomers" have a great tendency to look younger. You can't go back in time and redo your "physical make-up".. It is their desicion , their life , it is legal , who is to prove it is right or wrong as long as they are happy and well balanced in life ? Does it help us any , it does not help them if is not constructive or leads to anything . I mean there is an 18yr age difference between my parents and they met when my mom was only 16 and have been married 25yrs.
He has published on the topics of breakup, geographic separation, infidelity, social networks, cognition, and need fulfillment and emotions in relationships.
This is old science from when women relied on men financially.
Although this is a fun rule of thumb, what does research say about age preferences for potential mates?