Dating age limit rule
According to the rule, the age of the younger partner (regardless of gender) should be no less than seven more than half the older partner’s age.Martin, then, shouldn’t date anyone younger than 26 and a half; Lawrence shouldn’t go above 34.A fifth of a 20 year old’s age would be four years, for example, so they could date someone between 16 and 24 (four years older or younger).Based on this system, someone who’s 60 would have a 12 year margin, so the age range would be 48 to 72.Bloggers and busybodies are divided over whether or not the age difference between actress Jennifer Lawrence, 24, and musician Chris Martin, 37, automatically renders their relationship inappropriate.
What is traditionally deemed acceptable changes with age, especially as people grow older .In , a 1953 film adaptation of the 1951 play by Frederick Hugh Herbert, Maggie Mc Namara—playing 22-year-old Patty O’Neill—asks her 30-year-old suitor, “Haven’t you ever heard that the girls is supposed to be half the man’s age, plus seven? In the 1950s, Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad “taught that a wife’s ideal age was half the man’s age plus seven”; this age gap should make up for women’s maturing more quickly than men, as well as ensure that the husband was sufficiently authoritative over his wife.When Malcolm X met his future wife Betty Sanders, he interpreted the fact that their ages fit the rule of seven as a sign that they were destined for each other. Jared Leto is, crushingly, out of my age range (39), but let’s be honest.A common rule of thumb, at least on the internet, is that it’s okay to be interested in someone “half your age plus seven” years.