30 year old dating 50 year old
So for a 24-year old, the upper age limit would be 34 (i.e., 17 * 2).
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.
You can see that men are basically operating by the rule for minimum age preferences for marital relationships (blue bars) and serious dating relationships (yellow bars).
Those age preferences consistently hover around the values denoted by the rule (the black line).
She keeps reiterating she's in it for the long haul - and if she ends up with him and as a mum on Centrelink after she graduates, then so what?
Dating when you’re over 50 puts you in a whole different category.
For rule-related involvement (e.g., relationships), 60-year-old men are stating that the minimum acceptable age is around 40ish, which does map much more closely to the rule’s predictions.
Men’s preferred minimum partner age: Let’s start with minimum age preferences reported by heterosexual men.
In Figure 1, the solid black line represents the rule’s calculation for minimum acceptable range.
If anything, in practice men are than the rule would designate appropriate.
For example, this sample of 60-year-old men report that it is acceptable to fantasize about women in their 20s, which the rule would say is unacceptable.People reported distinct age preferences for marriage; a serious relationship; falling in love; casual sex; and sexual fantasies. Based on the figures Buunk and colleagues (2000) provided (and thus the numbers are only informed approximations), I replotted their data superimposing the max and min age ranges defined by the half-your-age-plus-7 rule.Now we can see how well the rule corresponds with people’s reported acceptable ages.I thought things might change when she found out my husband liked him but even that doesn't put Claire off.