Dating someone a year younger lesbian woman dating
I’ve learnt a thing or two about the benefits of dating younger women, and how to make it happen.
The news: We've all heard of the half-plus-seven rule: Divide your age by half and add seven years to get the minimum acceptable age for your romantic partner.
Going by the popular formula, 30-year-olds should not be with anyone younger than 22, 40-year-olds should go for people who are at least 27, and so on. Well, now we have at least one important source for this data: Ok Cupid founder Christian Rudder, who recently published his book based on the dating website's big-data experiments.
It’s tempting to succumb to temptation and try and have a casual fling with a younger woman. You see, one of the most attractive things about an older man is his maturity. She wants to learn from your wisdom and experience in life.
As with all things, the half-plus-seven rule is better used as a rule of thumb than a strict law.
Around their mid-30s, their search preferences include women in their 20s below the age minimum, but by the time they hit 40, these men are back to staying firmly within the acceptable range. Obviously, the so-called "zone of non-creepiness" is not a hard-and-fast rule; when you are adults of consenting age, no one's going to punish you for violating this arbitrary guideline.
Still, it's worth noting that at every age level, "men aren't even close to reaching the upper bound of the zone of non-creepiness," as Olson points out.
Women care about being emotionally engaged, and they’re probably turning to an older man because he knows himself and knows how to open up his heart.
The reality is that younger women will have expectations about how you should act.
However, there’s also research by the dating site OK Cupid that suggests women generally prefer to go for guys closer to their age.