This rules states that by dividing your own age by two and then adding seven you can find the socially-acceptable minimum age of anyone you want to date.
So if you’re a 24 year-old, you can feel free to be with anyone who is at least 19 (i.e., 12 7) but not someone who is 18.1 The (lesser-applied) other side of the rule defines a maximum age boundary: Take your age, subtract 7, and double it.
According to the male for example, a 30 year old should be with a partner who is at least 22, while a 50yr old dating partner must be at least 32 in other not to attract public attention.
Conclusion of Formula When you are 26, however, this person would be 20 and would be right at line of your age minimum threshold(13 7).
What is the acceptable minimum age for your own (and others’) dating partners?
When this question comes up in conversation, someone inevitably cites the “half your age plus seven” rule (link is external).
I fought those affections like crazy." But as an undeniable connection formed, Leah finally made a bold request: "I told the Lord, unless I hear Travis say, 'The Lord has laid it on my heart that you are to be my wife,' I will not move forward." The night before the two gave a group presentation together, they met to pray.
" While it's fairly common for a woman to marry an older man, the reverse isn't as much of a social norm. Travis and Leah, who have been married close to 20 years, met while attending the same six-week missions organization training.
"Telling our story never gets old," Leah says, smiling.
If you think about it's really not that out of wack.
I don't think I would ba all that comfortable dating anyone at either of those to ages, but if I knew of anyone dating at those ages I probably wouldn't bat an eye. Have a nice day..now we need a stupid formula to figure out the age group we should date??? Date who we like, who cares as long as both are off legal age.