Younger dating formula
Or use this calculator, which purports to reveal if your age difference is "creepy" or not.
If you are dating outside of the range of this formula, you are more likely to have your relationship questioned by friends and family, and you may find it more difficult for the relationship to be successful. Both men and women have their own reasons for dating someone much older or younger than them. Some of the reasons an older man may be attracted to a younger woman include: Even if the younger older relationship is meeting the needs of both partners, there are still challenges that the couple may face.
In its first known appearances (in the book Her Royal Highness Woman by Max O'Rell, "The little shepherd of Kingdom Come" by John Fox, and the 1951 play The Moon is Blue by F.
Hugh Herbert), it's stated or implied that at the beginning of a relationship or marriage, the woman's age "is supposed to be half the man's age, plus seven", which gives a different (asymmetrical) interpretation to the rule.
For example, a 30-year old can date anyone from 22 to 46, according to the formula.
To get 22, you divide 30 in half, leaving you with 15 remaining, and then add seven more to arrive at 22.
Honesty and communication are paramount to any relationship, regardless of the age gap.
Web MD offers some tips for relationship success when there is a large age gap, including: Younger older relationships can work, but you must be honest with yourself and with your partner.
(And people only slightly older than 14 should only be involved with those almost exactly the same age as themselves.) To read the chart, go to the position along the x-axis which corresponds to your age, and the green range (between the black and red lines) directly above that position corresponds to the range of your partner's ages which is deemed acceptable by the rule.
Is the older person just looking for someone younger and aesthetically pleasing?
Or perhaps, in some instances, it's merely a case of people of different ages falling for one another despite the age gap.
There is also the risk that the age difference is too great and you'll eventually break up due to incompatibility.
With upbringings in different generations, the differences may simply be too great an obstacle to overcome.