Rules for dating older
More than 40 percent said they were considering it, but not actually doing it.
And I've added a couple of my own tips for good measure, since I am the younger woman and all. DON' T point out how "cute" his first grey chest hair is (OOPS). That’s true whether you’re 16 or 56, but more than 40 percent don’t believe there is anyone “out there” to date. As to the “why” behind the lack of date-nights, nearly 60 percent say they don’t need a relationship to be happy.On the positive side, the age 50-plus daters seem to be pretty darn smart when choosing a date-mate.In fact, nearly 60 percent say they make better decisions about compatibility now compared to when they were younger. Be the master of the segue if he talks too much, or the conversation swerves into uncomfortable topics. Show up to your dates open, happy and being your already charming self.Men, in contrast, are hypothesized to be most attracted to women in their reproductive prime, which tends to be when they are younger. Women’s preferences, on the other hand, hold relatively constant across their lives, not going more than a few years below their own age (extra-credit if you can identify the "cougar zone" in this figure), but women remain keen on men up to 10 years older than themselves. However, younger men (i.e., in their 20’s) tend to be married to someone of a similar age, but as they get older their wives get younger.
For example, by their 50’s the average male has a wife who is 10 years younger than him.
An interesting fun dating age range calculator to find out minimum and maximum dating age of person whom you wish to date.
As per "Half Your Age Plus 7" relationship rule, the age of the younger person you date should not be less than half the age of the older person plus 7 years; and the age of the older person you date should not be more than your age minus 7 and doubled it.
But I've been watching and compiled a list of DOs and DON' Ts from Jess's experience dating the sophisticated Dermot Mulroney as Fancypants, who's a whopping twelve years older.
Or, you know, some version of whining about your age. With age (often) comes maturity and chivalry—take advantage!
Half your age plus seven rule states "never date anyone under half your age plus 7" also meaning that "no one under 14 years of age should date".