It's because of this urban legend that has gone around forever.
Based upon this rule, the only time that a man can date a woman his own age is when he's 14 years old (because half of 14 is seven, and seven plus seven is 14).
You can go back to attending frat parties and having people throw up on you. Do you really want to date someone who hasn't actually had a real job yet and is still going out and drinking like a college student?
When you're 35, you can date a 24-and-a-half-year-old woman.
Since you are 18 years old, you are allowed to date a woman half your age plus seven." Son looked at him and said, "Alright, Dad.
You're 50, so that means you can date a woman who is 32.
As in, determining if the older party is acting in a potentially predatory manor based on the naivety of the younger.
You might learn something instead of always being the guy who has to teach.For example, this sample of year-old men report that it is acceptable to fantasize about women in their 20s, which the rule would say is unacceptable.But fantasies, of course, are not dating subject to public scrutiny and the rule is only designed to calculate what is socially acceptable in the public eye —so this discrepancy is not necessarily a failure of the rule. The rule states that you can calculate maximum acceptable partner ages by subtracting seven from your own age and multiplying it by 2.If anything, in practice men are more conservative when it comes to preferred marriage, preferring a minimum age higher than the rule would say is OK.When it comes to sexual fantasies, however, men have minimum age preferences that are younger than the rule would designate appropriate.The rule overestimates the perceived acceptability of men becoming involved with older women.