Does double your dating really work

12-Aug-2017 13:19

With some quick math, the rule provides a minimum and maximum partner age based on your actual age that, if you choose to follow it, you can use to guide your dating decisions.

The utility of this equation is that it lets you chart acceptable age discrepancies that adjust over the years. Let's examine it: How well does the rule reflect scientific evidence for age preferences?

If you make a match, you can commence Instagram- or Facebook-stalking to learn more — at least that’s what we do.

We're here to help you with that first step: Figuring out which dating app is worth your homescreen space in the first place.

Men do not show a linear increase in maximum age preference that matches the rule’s predictions.

When this question comes up in conversation, someone inevitably cites the “half your age plus seven” rule.

He approached the line with two other partners, but is well within the threshold in his marriage with Amal Alamuddin. The minimum rule (half-your-age-plus-seven) seems to work for men, although the maximum rule falls short, failing to reflect empirical age-related preferences.