Xkcd creepy dating equation dating ethiopian girls addis ababa

According to this rule, it would not be creepy for a 30 year old to date a 22 year-old, but an 18 year-old would be off-limits.

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For example, by their 50’s the average male has a wife who is 10 years younger than him.

The “half your age plus seven” rule of thumb probably helps you avoid being a creep, but is it accurate?

From another point of view, the chart can be interpreted as saying that there should not be an age disparity of as much as five years unless the younger person has an age of 19 or more, a ten-year disparity should exist only if the younger person has an age of 24 or more, and a twenty-year disparity should occur only if the younger person has an age of 34 or more.

(And people only slightly older than 14 should only be involved with those almost exactly the same age as themselves.) To read the chart, go to the position along the x-axis which corresponds to your age, and the green range (between the black and red lines) directly above that position corresponds to the range of your partner's ages which is deemed acceptable by the rule.

This is old science from when women relied on men financially.

Now that we don't need to do that we're going for younger men.

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For convenience, the line representing x=y is also shown (in blue).

The area between the blue and red lines shows where you are the older partner in the half-age-plus-seven calculation, while the area between the black and blue lines shows where you are the younger partner.

Literally, we are choosing physical attraction over security because we now have options that never existed for us before.

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