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.
Mike reached across the table to examine mine."You were born in 1966? That's so weird."The word rattled around in my head, even after he changed the subject to his upcoming marathon training. The banter that had come so easily seemed stilted in the bar. I said yes, but as soon as I got to the meet-up spot, I wanted to drive away. It wasn't what they were wearing—I was wearing an athletic tank top and hiking pants, same as the other women—but they all seemed so carefree.
I didn't know them personally, but I was pretty sure none of them had been divorced—which I had by time I was their age.
This rules states that by dividing your own age by two and then adding seven you can find the age boundary: Take your age, subtract 7, and double it.
Time creates wisdom – but it also creates responsibilities and complications – mortgage, kids, career, etc.Dear Sheila, I’ve heard a version of your question from hundreds of women. It’s hard to imagine why someone in their fifties and sixties would want to spawn more kids. I wish I could tell you that I had the perfect answer, but I’m afraid there isn’t one answer to this question. They are trying to fulfill a biblical directive to sire many children. They are out there, and they are attracted to sexy women in midlife.Many of them already have children – sometimes up to four or five from a first or second marriage! People are motivated to do things for very different reasons. Those men love a woman who is independent, strong, smart, can communicate her feelings and needs well, and is happy with herself.My problem is I can easily pass for being in my late 30's.I am fit, toned and dress younger than most men in their 50's. I am attracted to younger women because I still have the vigor and attitude of a younger man. " There are a lot of reasons why people in general are attracted to folks who are considerably (10 years) younger than themselves: to feel young again, to feel attractive to someone still in their reproductive prime, to enjoy the rush that youth provides (as opposed to the jadedness or anger some of us wear as we get older), and to feel proud that someone young and desirable is on our arm.