The real rules about how old and young you can date. According to this rule, society should accept a 50 year old man dating a 32 year old woman. A quick poll of my friends says otherwise. This made me wonder, does the creepiness rule actually reflect what is socially acceptable when it comes to age differences in dating? In other words, does the creepiness rule actually reflect what society finds…creepy? The internet is divided on the topic. The researchers approached random people in public and asked them to imagine themselves in a romantic relationship with an attractive person of the opposite sex.
The researchers approached random people in public and asked them to imagine themselves in a romantic relationship with an attractive person of the opposite sex.
So I decided to find the answers myself. I tackled this paradigm-shifting research the only way I knew how: I created a survey. Although I could have hit the streets of New York and surveyed people in-person Buunk style, I decided to mTurk my survey.
I try to avoid as much social interaction in my daily life as possible. This can vary from transcribing a movie, to identifying an item on a receipt, to taking a survey about hypothetical romantic relationships. Within a few days I got responses: As John and Lauren got older, however, the creepiness rule differed from how people actually responded.
Yet according to the survey, 37 was well outside the age range of what is socially acceptable. The results also showed that the creepiness rule is too restrictive about how old you can date when you are young, but becomes too lenient as you get older.
What do you think about a 18 year old [girl] dating a 35 year old [man]?
Yet, people surveyed were fine with John and Lauren seeing someone in their early 30's. When John and Lauren are 60, the creepiness rule allows them to date anyone older than themselves the official cap is However, society places more restrictive age limits of 71 and 75 respectively. Overall, the creepiness rule does not accurately represent what people find socially acceptable; people are more judgmental than what the creepiness rule implies.
If the creepiness rule is wrong, then I needed a new rule to guide my non-existent love life. As I reviewed the data, I realized that one rule was not enough. When it comes to dating older, women have the advantage. According to the survey, a 20 year-old John can date someone who is However, when Lauren is 30, she is supposed to date someone who is at least I not only created separate rules for men and women but also created different rules to determine how old and how young each gender can date.
How Young is Too Young to Date?
Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Absolutely nothing wrong with it at all. There are some ladies who have better relationships with much older guys than immature young ones who usually have nothing to show for.
I am one of those women who date only much much older men, and frankly, all my best relationships are with these men who are at least 20 years older than I am. They are financially much better off, they are better provider, they treat women better and they take better care of their partners.
And they are mature enough to understand Love, Trust and Mutual Respect come in one package when it comes to good relationships. Now I am engaged to be married to my bf of 3 years and he is 30 years older than I am.
35 year old man dating 18
And we are both very very happy together. So if your friend is happy with her older boyfriend, and if you value your friendship with her, you should be happy that she is happy.
Whatever works for them, they're both adults. And no, I don't think it's weird for a guy to want to date a pretty year-old, and for a girl to want to date a "hot" year-old.
I would be a little weird if she was 50, or if he was ugly, fat and bald But otherwise, no, they're just having fun. I so totally disagree that at 18 you would have nothing in common with a year-old When I was 18, my best friend was my mom's age; we had a lot in common, and had fun together.
I also dated older guys, in their 30s, because I simply couldn't bear the immaturity of the guys my age.
As I grew older, I continued to date guys in their 30s, until at 30 I met my husband who was I "grew into" my preferred age group. So what if my past relationships didn't last? How long a relationship lasts is not the only measure of how good it is.
When you read a book, are you concerned with the number of pages it has, or with how much you enjoy reading it?Her Boyfriend is 40 Years Older?! -- Age Gap Couple Q&A
Some books that are very good can also be very short, you know. I'm a 35 year old who is seeing an 18 year old I never knew i would be in this position and well the girl grew on me and yeah we get along fantastic..
Even though there are still people on here that are young, EX: I have a relationship with someone who is Of course, this is because I prefer a mature person who knows where they want their life to go and I choose not to deal with the high school drama and what not. Other people might just be confused of what they want and they haven't had the chance to experience what's out there because they might be afraid of getting hurt.
So since you know this girl better than us