Saturday, October 16, 2010

Did You Know...

Believe it or not, there's an often-repeated 'rule' of dating (which I only heard for the first time) that goes as follows:

To determine the youngest person you should date, take one half of your age, and add seven years; on the other hand, to determine the oldest person you should date, double your age, and subtract seven years, i.e. you shouldn't date anyone younger or older than that.

45-year-old David waited patiently until William turned 30, fulfilling the half-your-age-plus-seven rule, before pursuing him romantically.

Sounds interesting. Of course, it's not a real 'rule' in any sense of the word, as people may be able to get around it and have a good relationship, but it's something interesting to think about.

4 comments:

Kenton said...

I just go by the "10 year rule" which only applies to anyone over 28 naturally. Don't date anyone over 10 years older than yourself and no one more than 10 years younger than yourself. Any more than that and there tends to be widely drastic generational differences that cause problems.

butch said...

that's depressing. it cuts out about 1/2 of everyone i have a crush on.

Corve DaCosta said...

never heard of this before....lol interesting

Lez Hard said...

first time I read this 'rule'...
it's look quite clever,
but I think that psychological maturity is more important that physical age ...
I mean that it's quite impossible to share rutine if you didn't walk on your own road (route in french) any longer ...
You can't phagocytize the youth of your partner and you can't accept the elderly drowning of your love