Nevertheless, surveys show women much more comfortable with a man 35 or older, much closer to their age.
Even when fantasizing, their minimum age is much closer to their own age.
Men have a different standard when it comes to relationships and marriage versus fantasizing about a woman.
For both relationships and marriage, the dating age rule stayed pretty reliable.
If there is one true thing, no two relationships are the same. If you look for some magic calculation about who is either too old or too young for you to date, really only you decide that for you.
There is no scientific reason why we choose the mates we do. [Read: When does age difference really matter in a relationship?
If you look for someone to have casual sex with, your dating age rule differs from if you want a serious relationship.
Even men limit the age of a girl acceptable to fantasize about.
To be fair, it isn’t just that someone is too old to date someone else, it is that someone might be too young. Some might think there isn’t any magical dating age rule, but there is.
In fact, a lot of scientific research was allocated to studying how many years difference people should have between them for a happy relationship.
When it comes to women choosing a relationship, they prefer a man much closer to their own age than someone much older.
The rule underestimates women considering someone close to their own age as much more acceptable.
Or in reverse, subtract seven from your current age and then multiply it by two to find your maximum. There is actually an equation used to calculate how many years two people should have between one another.