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The age formula for dating

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Have anyone heard of this? I got this from a friend last night when we were talking about dating and relationships. He said the minimum age one usually date would be half of one's age plus 7. In other words, if you are 30, the minimum age you would date is around 30/2+7 = 22. If you are 20, then the formula yields 17.

For me, it sounds about right.

I know some ppl are gonna say that age doesn't matter in a relationship, and other are gonna post examples of their relationship with a much older or much younger guy. There will always be exception

But do you think this formula hold true for the majority of the population?
• HottJoe

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Don't be silly. There are no formulas or love potions. Be honest, you did the math, and now you're trying to hook up with 21 yr olds.
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ar·bi·trar·y/ˈärbiˌtrerē/
Based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
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I do it intuitively, really. I feel like people 22 to 34 for me are best for me. I will still consider people outside of it but my cut off is before 20 and beyond 39. I don't date "teens" because most of them don't really satisfy in terms of maturity and most people beyond a certain age are at different stages in their life than I am. They come from a different generation (albeit a usually more relatable one compared to the one I am in).

But that's just meeeeeee. :3
• Medjai

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It's a perfect measure that should be universally followed without question.
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I had always heard 1/2+8, which means if you're 30 then the youngest you should date is 1/2(30)+8 = 23, and the oldest you should date is (30-8 )*2 = 44.

I think the idea behind it was not that you actually can't/shouldn't date someone outside of your range, rather that if you stay within this range, it will not warrant negative attention from society. Of course, I really think it depends on the people involved, not on some equation.
• biggamehunter

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No is not true for me. I am 25, so (25/2 =12.5 + 7 = 19.5) I will not date someone under 21. That being said I could see it being about right as I get older adn the ages all start to be over 24
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Damn. ....34 that works for me . Now go tell the 34 year old that. Lol
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Who cares, if there is chemistry? People who are hung up on age, are the "agists!' My BF is 10 years older than me, and we have an amazing relationship.
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Nope. Mines is 21, but I don't really go for anyone below around 25. Also, if I double my age and subtract 7, is that my supposed to be my high-end number? That would be wrong too...
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Apex0111 saidNope. Mines is 21, but I don't really go for anyone below around 25. Also, if I double my age and subtract 7, is that my supposed to be my high-end number? That would be wrong too...

Nope, take your age, subtract 7, then double.
• booboolv

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Alpha13 saidDamn. ....34 that works for me . Now go tell the 34 year old that. Lol

I'm with Alph13... bring on the 32 year olds... If you think you can keep up!
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Alpha13 saidDamn. ....34 that works for me . Now go tell the 34 year old that. Lol

I'm 34!!!
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bitch please. this is the formula:

(my age + your age) X 1,000 = how much you better have after taxes per year to spend on me for it to work.
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calibro saidbitch please. this is the formula:

(my age + your age) X 1,000 = how much you better have after taxes per year to spend on me for it to work.

calibro your so sexy!!!!!! and did you know that jewish people come from outer space i saw it on a youtube video
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It seems like a decent formula to go by if you are completely lacking in judgment. For me I think it goes a bit too low on the age spectrum, but to each his own.

But really, I'm more interested in a formula that tells you what body fat % range your potent romantic interests should have. Flame on!
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Hawk_Guy13 said
Apex0111 saidNope. Mines is 21, but I don't really go for anyone below around 25. Also, if I double my age and subtract 7, is that my supposed to be my high-end number? That would be wrong too...

Nope, take your age, subtract 7, then double.

and one of the other bonuses is that it gives you an idea of intelligence
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If I were to only pick guys around my age, given my preferences, I wouldn't have much to tell. Since I never compromise on body type I guess it's fair that I compromise on age.
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I'm 57. I just dumped a cute young muscley 32 year old. The numbers mean nothing. And yes he was hot.
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That would make my range 31 - 45. I'm OK with that, but following any formula too rigidly is foolish. I don't think that age difference matters as much as life stage and maturity.
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The minimum age for sex is 18, unless your local jurisdiction's law allows for younger.

The minimum age for love cannot be set by law.
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OK, so where is the 38 year-old for me??
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