Webcomic xkcd confirms my earlier post as to this formula.
(Second link goes to discussion later on in the thread.) An important caveat that usually doesn't need mentioning in places that aren't the internet: Dating girls under the legal age of consent is creepy regardless of the math.
I'm happily dating a girl who is one day younger than I am.
Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. It's really more about social acceptability rather than what age you "should" date.
So years ago, I was told a formula for guys to figure out the youngest girl they are allowed to date. For a female, as MKD66 pointed out (and kudos to him for remembering his Jr High math), it becomes more of a "maximum age" formula and becomes: ([Girl's age] - 7) x 2 = [Guy's age]Does this mean that there's an underlying understanding in here that it is socially acceptable for a man to date any older women or for a women to date any younger man? I can meet someone younger that acts too old, or vice versa. My ex was 12 years older than me....since then I 've been dating men younger than me. Then there are some 40- somethings who just like to sit infront of the tv.
For some reason it stuck with me but over the years, on the rare occasions when I mentioned it to someone, no one else had ever heard of it... So, I agree, it is mind thing.(age 36)That would make my maximum age 58 eeewwww my dad is 57 , I used to state in my profile that if you were closer to my dad's age it wasn't going to happen.
Similarly, in his autobiography, George Arnold Escher (1843-1939, father of famous artist M. Escher) claimed that when he was looking for a wife ca.
With some quick math, the rule provides a minimum and maximum partner age based on your actual age that, if you choose to follow it, you can use to guide your dating decisions.Until about a month ago, when my friend's mom (while volunteering at an event) started talking to me about people being "too young for each other" and quoted the formula. Younger than me even by a year has never worked for me. But a lot of other things factored into that, he had to be done with having kids.....cause I'm done, one woman has to and needs to be enough for him (around here hahahah that's a rare find) read RARE not ALLI'm trying to be a bit more open minded about age-I used to say Id never date a younger man..as I get older, they seem...yummier?So not it's making me wonder how many people have actually ever heard of this before (although I'm sure on a dating website, more people have). I have met some really immature 50 year old men and women and some bright mature 25 year olds. LOLActually, to me its more important that we are at the same stage in life, IE kids are older, or none at all, and they cant want anymore-cause Im done with that too.For convenience, the line representing x=y is also shown (in blue).The area between the blue and red lines shows where you are the older partner in the half-age-plus-seven calculation, while the area between the black and blue lines shows where you are the younger partner.