For example, by their 50’s the average male has a wife who is 10 years younger than him.The “half your age plus seven” rule of thumb probably helps you avoid being a creep, but is it accurate?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.I found an interesting article that proposes a math equation for suggesting the age of people you should be willing to date.I really liked this idea although as the person’s age increases, the less correct this equation seems.I really thought it worked well at the lower age ranges but in the 40s things started to get a little excessive first for the upper limit and then later for the lower limit as well. The equation given would suggest that his optimal dating range would be between 36.5 and 100.Remember your high school days when dating someone a year senior was extremely cool.
While it’s not perfect (it’s still hard for me to imagine my dad dating someone who is 77) I do think the limits look better with the artificial caps applied.
While I could see my dad dating someone around 37 (although he’s married so he won’t be!
) I just couldn’t imagine him having anything in common with someone who was 100.
Again, you can see the original article that this discussed this idea in detail over at Insatiable Hee.
Age difference between partners has long been a question of interest.