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.Or in reverse, subtract seven from your current age and then multiply it by two to find your maximum. There is actually an equation used to calculate how many years two people should have between one another.It indicates how old or young someone should be to be an acceptable mate.Also, many lawmakers have gone to great lengths to protect young people. The science of the dating age rule So, what does science say about the dating age rule?There are times when the dating age rule can be tantamount to child sexual abuse. Apparently, it is a mathematical equation that goes something like only dating someone half your age plus seven years for a successful, fair, equitable, and peaceful relationship with someone who is your equal on the minimum scale.Others maintain that even a one-year age gap should be strictly forbidden in the teen-dating arena.Here, Circle of Moms members share different opinions on whether a hard line should be drawn on age difference, and if so, where. One of the first factors moms should consider before deciding whether you approve of your child's dating relationship is how mature both the boy and girl are, says Circle of Moms member Louise M.
You're 50, so that means you can date a woman who is 32.
And that means I can date a woman who is 16." From where did this ridiculous rule come?
You can date someone as young as half your age plus seven years? It's no wonder that so many women feel that men their own age are too immature.
If there's one thing that causes parents of teens stress, it's their adolescents' romantic relationships. says what's causing her the most angst is the fact that her 16-year-old daughter wants to date an 18-year-old. Some say maturity and compatibility will take care of all differences.
This is a sticky issue, and one that has many Circle of Moms members split over what's acceptable and what's not.