Do you want a romantic relationship that could lead to marriage? If your reasons for wanting to date are merely for selfish gain or personal happiness, then those are honestly unhealthy motivations.
Two stand out as the most common approaches in our society.With some quick math, the rule provides a minimum and maximum partner age based on your actual age that, if you choose to follow it, you can use to guide your dating decisions.The utility of this equation is that it lets you chart acceptable age discrepancies that adjust over the years. Let's examine it: How well does the rule reflect scientific evidence for age preferences?To find out what the youngest age you should date is, take your current age, divide it by 2, and add 7. This seems perfectly reasonable, and I was pretty excited to compare this age to celebrity crushes. I’m 25 now, so I took 12.5, added 7 years, is 19.5. To find out what the oldest age you should date is, take your current age, subtract 7, and multiply it by two. Now we can see how well the rule corresponds with people’s reported acceptable ages.