Formula for acceptable dating age
, the outstanding analysis blog of online matchmaking site Ok Cupid, has demonstrated with brutal clarity that for women dating online, it’s downhill from here. Apparently, internet lore says there’s a rule for this sort of thing:♦◊♦This would suggest that women can only date up, and men can only date down, and that gay people don’t exist.At 21, we’re at the statistical height of our appeal, desirable to men of all ages, sought after, and buried under a barrage of adoring messages. At 26, men suddenly win the numerical upper hand and after 30, well… You could remove the gendered notation and make it more politically correct, but a mathematical equation is hardly the best way to measure compatibility.I’m not looking for a life partner, and I’m not looking for a one-night-stand.I’m looking for someone that recognizes, and maybe even sympathizes, with this “new adulthood” thing I’m trying on. Scanning the inventory of relationships of older friends and family, I see the proverbial May Decembers everywhere, and in both directions.(It might take a few seconds to load.) For the occasions when you need to quickly calculate whether pursuing a person of a particular age would be objectionable, here are the formulas: So according to this, I could date a guy between the ages of 21 and 42. My preferred minimum would be around 25 and maximum around 38, but for a rule of thumb, the calculations don’t seem too far off.However, the older we get, the calculations start getting outrageous: You can read more here. For anyone interested in learning how I built this app, here’s the code.
This would place the maximum allowable age gap at a static fifteen to twenty years or so, depending on if the speaker is referring to the physical ability to have children or the socially acceptable age.
It’s such a topic of conversation that we’ve created a whole lexicon to describe these “May December” romances–see?
Even I’m using the lingo—with websites devoted to facilitating them, porn devoted to fetishizing them, and fake and “real” reality shows ( Courtney Stodden.
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Age disparity in sexual relationships is the difference in ages of individuals in sexual relationships.