For some reason it stuck with me but over the years, on the rare occasions when I mentioned it to someone, no one else had ever heard of it... So, I agree, it is mind thing.(age 36)That would make my maximum age 58 eeewwww my dad is 57 , I used to state in my profile that if you were closer to my dad's age it wasn't going to happen.Until about a month ago, when my friend's mom (while volunteering at an event) started talking to me about people being "too young for each other" and quoted the formula. Younger than me even by a year has never worked for me. But a lot of other things factored into that, he had to be done with having kids.....cause I'm done, one woman has to and needs to be enough for him (around here hahahah that's a rare find) read RARE not ALLI'm trying to be a bit more open minded about age-I used to say Id never date a younger man..as I get older, they seem...yummier?

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Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. So whether a person is mature or immature, or whether they are a viable candidate for you is not what it's about. Now within that I have to agree with some of the previous posters... I was speaking with a man who was 10 years older than myself, and he had loads of energy.

So years ago, I was told a formula for guys to figure out the youngest girl they are allowed to date. For a female, as MKD66 pointed out (and kudos to him for remembering his Jr High math), it becomes more of a "maximum age" formula and becomes: ([Girl's age] - 7) x 2 = [Guy's age]Does this mean that there's an underlying understanding in here that it is socially acceptable for a man to date any older women or for a women to date any younger man? I can meet someone younger that acts too old, or vice versa. My ex was 12 years older than me....since then I 've been dating men younger than me. Then there are some 40- somethings who just like to sit infront of the tv.

Differences in age preferences for mates can stem from evolutionary mating strategies and age preferences in sexual partners may vary cross culturally.

There are also alternative social theories for age differences in relationships as well as suggested reasons for 'alternative' age-hypogamous relationships.

However, human males tend to have more parental investment compared to mammal males (although females still tend have more parental investment).

Thus, both sexes will have to compete and be selective in mate choices.

Disclaimer: The above is not intended to to slight any age group, nor suggest that anyone over 50 is "past it".

I can't imagine having much to say to a 33 year old -- other than, "so you loved the Osmonds when you were a teen? That's probably why I usually date 10 years younger. They tire way too easily and want to call it a night just as I'm getting warmed up.

Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. It's really more about social acceptability rather than what age you "should" date.