Reasonable dating age
At what point does the age difference become scandalous? The late Anthony Quinn was 81 when he impregnated a 19-year-old. The name of this guideline is “half plus seven,” Take the age of the person, divide it in half, and then add seven years. For somebody aged 70, the bottom limit of respectability is 42.
The late Tony Randall was 75 when he married his 24-year-old wife. Playboy founder Hugh Heffner has several girlfriends, most of them half a century his junior. The problem with this is that unofficial guidelines are exactly that.
As that article points out, you should date the person who makes you happy (regardless of age) and I made this chart out of interest for the topic, not as some kind of rule that I think should be followed without question.
LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2013 - When dating, how big an age gap is too big? Having said that, a guy at 41 squiring a woman of 23 is far more controversial than a 71-year-old man dating a 53-year-old woman. There is an unofficial rule that exists, even though nobody seems to know where it originated. A 40-year-old should stick with someone at least 27.
We both suspected the age difference might be significant, but avoided the topic for as long as possible. Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi threw “bunga bunga” parties while in office.
Again, you can see the original article that this discussed this idea in detail over at Insatiable Hee.
I felt an immediate spark, and after we exchanged numbers, we planned our first date without ever bringing up our ages.
A week later, somewhere between one and four glasses of wine, he told me I looked “quite young” and asked how old I was.“I’m 25,” I said, trying to seem proud of the number even though I’d just celebrated this birthday with a bit of dread about growing up.
His career and financial situations were a far cry from mine, and the idea of things getting serious felt rushed and scary to me.
He was closer to 40 than I was to 30, and I felt like he’d inevitably want marriage and children much sooner than I would.