Rule of dating age
[Read: Dating someone younger than you: 12 ways to make it easier] Is the evidence real?Many relationship researchers have gone to great lengths to figure out what type of couples make it and which don’t.Any younger than what is acceptable makes them uncomfortable.
The rule underestimates women considering someone close to their own age as much more acceptable.In general, women report their minimum age requirements are much higher than the rule.For example, a woman in her 40s, according to the rule, considers a man 27 years or older as acceptable.But, when fantasizing about a woman, the minimum age remains very low. And, as a man ages, there is a widening gap of what’s acceptable.
For instance, a forty-year-old man thinks that fantasizing about a 25-year-old is acceptable. There seems to be a cut off age where a girl is too young period.
Okay, we have all known that guy who’s about 100 and going out with someone young enough to be, well, their caregiver *or their grandchild*.