What is the acceptable minimum age for a dating partner? In Figure 1, the solid black line represents the rule's calculation for the minimum. In fact, the question surrounding how old is too old or how young is too “half your age plus seven years” for dating someone younger than themselves, So the question begs to be asked: is this formula accurate and does it. The real rules about how old and young you can date. The “creepiness rule” states that the youngest you should date is “half your age plus. It turns out to be relatively well established, dating back more than years to by men who want to justify dating younger, and less mature, women? find it amusing that there's an equation for the 'optimal' age gap in love. Whether you'd never date anyone younger or older, everyone is sure to have an Age is relative – someone may be 60 yet have the health, looks and vitality of.
The lower limit defines the minimum age of your partner in order that you are not considered creepy. The upper limit defines the maximum age of your partner in order that they are not considered creepy. As age increases, the age range of potential non-creepy partners widens. At age 14, you can only date people your own age. By showing that there are whole swathes of people who she couldn't marry in the first place without being in a creepy relationship, and that as her age increases, the range of non-creepy partners increases, combined with Census Bureau data, Cueball shows that her eligible dating pool is in fact still increasing.
The median first marriage age is The pools of singles is shrinking. But as you get older, the dateable age formula for youngest dating age gets wider. An year-old's range is 16—22, whereas a year-old's might be more like 22— Your dating pool actually grows until middle age.
The second graph is labelled Dating Pool, and is a bell curve. Somewhere at the edge of the bell curve is the girl for me.