Appropriate age range for dating
The new equation (created using excel) is: Lower Limit =IF(YOUR_AGE – SUM((YOUR_AGE/2) 7) 20, YOUR_AGE 20, (YOUR_AGE-7)*2) For the lower limit, I’m checking if the lower range is more than 20 years younger than YOUR_AGE and if it is I’m capping it at 20 years younger. Here’s what my initial results look like: This is just one section of the entire results and you can download the entire excel sheet here.While it’s not perfect (it’s still hard for me to imagine my dad dating someone who is 77) I do think the limits look better with the artificial caps applied.
One of my most memorable experiences was dating a guy 20 years older when I was 21. Still, real-life couples rarely have a generation-long discrepancy between them.Remember your high school days when dating someone a year senior was extremely cool.Research on age difference in couples suggests that while the desired gap for men and women is around 13-14 years on average (10-15 years), as specified in their partner preferences on online dating sites, in reality long-term pairs only have 3-4 years disparity.So how do you arrive at the age range that is right for you? Once you've settled on an age range that feels comfortable to you, extend it by two years in either direction.Start With Your Celebrity Crushes There are few people I know, male or female, who wouldn't consider dating Tina Fey if she were single. In the grand scheme of things, it's not that big a deal and it will open up your options a bit.*--Written by Scott Alden for How About We.com*What are your rules age of the guy you want to date? More from How About We: Vocab Lessons: Ever Had a "Bangover"?