I say, if you're in love, why does age matter at all? Yeah there are laws but like it really doesn't matter, love who you want. I have no idea who came up with this rule, but this isn't the first time I've heard it. Oh my I am always all over the place in my answers. The point is, love who you love. Be happy with that person.
Let's see... going by that logic I'd be able to date basically people 16 years old (16.5 if you do the math. 16.8 if you factor in that I'm technically around 19.6ish years old)
Would I date a 16 year old? Honestly, it really depends on the maturity of the person. Granted, it wouldn't be a sexual relationship at all (partly because that is illegal where I live). But if I really did like the person I think I would date them. Guys and girls mature at different rates mentally too so for all I know, we may be compatible.
For the most part, the half age + seven rule seems to be reasonable. The main times where age really gets nit picky is in the 16 (and below) - 22ish range anyway.
If you are 13 years old, you must date someone older than you. Most relationships between a 60 year old and a 37 year old will not last. No formula is an adequate substitute for using sound judgment about the two prospective partners and their potential compatibility.
I doubt I would date anyone younger than 30... simply because there gets to be to much of a disconnect in what we would have in common. I am a very outdoorsy kind of guy... and a lot of younger women are more interested in going to the club. I go dancing but I prefer swing and more classical-style dancing, and getting dressed up for it!
It only applies at older ages. Almost anybody on here isn't going to have an applicable response because that person will either be underage or will be in college and god knows there's no dating a college girl once you're in your late 20s.
Aside from illegal relationships, date whomever you want. Only the two people in that relationship know what works for them. Personally I have only dated people -5+ my age, but if someone came along outside of that range and they were everything I was looking for, I wouldn't just discredit them because they were younger or older than me or outside of my usual range.
I suppose it works... and that goes for appearances... and we all care about appearances.. so mostly correct, since people between 5 and 7 years apart tend to still look the same age (most times)... BUT if you like the person, you like the person, whether they look or not much older than you, irrelevant to their actual age...
it makes sense for the younger ones, but once you get too old the other person becomes too young.
Not really, because I can't say for sure I won't date a guy 20+ years older than me. I probably won't but there is not a 100% guarantee. As long as they are consenting adults then I don't really care (not in the mean way, just as long as they are happy, then it's all good).