16 19 year old dating

age boundary: Take your age, subtract 7, and double it.

So for a 24-year-old, the upper age limit would be 34 (17 * 2). How well does the rule reflect scientific evidence for age preferences?

The rule overestimates the perceived acceptability of men becoming involved with older women.

For rule-related involvement (relationships), 60-year-old men are stating that the minimum acceptable age is around 40, which does map much more closely to the rule’s predictions.

Men’s preferred partner age: The rule states that you can calculate maximum acceptable partner ages by subtracting seven from your own age and multiplying it by two.

Even when fantasizing, such women’s minimum age preference remains over 30.

The rule’s calculated minimum acceptable partner ages seem to fit men better than women.

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