Okay, we have all known that guy who’s about 100 and going out with someone young enough to be, well, their caregiver *or their grandchild*.When it comes to dating, there is an unspoken dating age rule.Any younger than what is acceptable makes them uncomfortable.
If you look for someone to have casual sex with, your dating age rule differs from if you want a serious relationship.
What a study by psychological researchers Buunk and colleagues concluded was there are all sorts of differences between males, females, preference, and maximum and minimum acceptable ages.
Nevertheless, surveys show women much more comfortable with a man 35 or older, much closer to their age.
Even when fantasizing, their minimum age is much closer to their own age.
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] For men When it comes to men, they have varying ages of acceptability according to whether it is a relationship, fantasy, and marriage.
To be fair, it isn’t just that someone is too old to date someone else, it is that someone might be too young. Some might think there isn’t any magical dating age rule, but there is.
In fact, a lot of scientific research was allocated to studying how many years difference people should have between them for a happy relationship.
Men deem women acceptable at about the same age or younger until they reach about 40.