The Dating Age Range Formula: Just a Number, or Scientific Method?

Living 2012/04/10 21:00:00
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You've probably heard the old adage that when it comes to figuring out how "young" you should date, you apply the formula, "half your age plus seven." So, if you're 26, it's perfectly OK for you to date a 20-year-old ... but not an 18-year-old. Well, How About We applied that formula to rumored couple Lana Del Rey and Axl Rose. She is 25 and he is 50. According to this formula, the youngest woman Axl Rose should be dating is 32. Sorry, Lana.

To find out what the oldest age you should date is, take your current age, subtract 7, and multiply it by 2. So, at 25, the oldest person Lana should date would be 36. Axl Rose is 14 years too old for her!

We'll always have a soft spot for Axl Rose, so we kind of get why Lana would be interested. But according to How About We, she should not go older than 36-year-olds like, say, rapper 50 Cent (hey, it could happen!). Meanwhile, Axl could get away with dating Jennifer Love Hewitt (again, it could happen!). Do you believe in the age range formula? Or is age only a number when it comes to love?

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  • John 2012/04/26 17:31:08
    Just a number
    but i still think people need to be an the vary most 3 years apart
  • EmoMcParland 2012/04/13 06:49:28
    Scientific method
    Not very scientific- Mom & Dad decides ; )
  • RoseyRhod 2012/04/12 15:39:18
    Just a number
    I hate to say it because I love the music, but Axl Rose is a collossal douchebag. I don't know why any woman would bother with that mess. I'm not talking about his physical appearance, I could give a crap less about that. He has a history of being abusive to women and a dick to just about everybody else.
  • Bubba 2012/04/12 15:18:38
    Just a number
    Only if it's for love 'cause I hate seeing old men with young women who are obviously just satisfying their sexual needs.
    PS. Axl Rose and Lana del Rey aren't dating... I think she's just kinda obsessed.
    But come on, you guys, he was kinda hot.
    lana del rey dating shes kinda obsessed guys kinda hot
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/04/12 13:58:01
    Just a number
    It really depends on how nieve the kids are and how smart they are plus some level of maturity. It is a case by case situation.
  • ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home♥ 2012/04/12 12:34:53
    Just a number
    ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home♥
    I agree with keeping it legal for most folks, though I will say that even though I seem to attract fellas of all ages ... much older AND much younger .... call me crazy but ...I just can't bring myself to entertain guys the same age as my 23 yr old son ....
  • byz 2012/04/12 11:37:55
    Just a number
    as long as there is grass on the field...
  • JayJawJoe 2012/04/12 11:16:37
    Just a number
    As long as she's legal I don't even see how it could be considered a problem. Besides, Axl has his own formula (half his age + 5 = his actual age). Simply because he looks much younger than the typical 50 year old. So his actual age is 30, not 50. Invalidating the AR formula and making Axl perfectly able to date Lana. On the other hand, I don't see how others should even give a damn? It's his life...
  • janet 2012/04/12 08:39:27
    Just a number
    As long as you keep it legal it should not be an issue : )
  • concerned dude 2012/04/12 05:28:48
  • Anna 2012/04/12 05:22:56
    Just a number
    As long as it's legal, go for it. Everyone has what they like. I seem to like older guys, but at my age the means 17-30 something. I've got no clue if I'll be prowling the nursing homes when I'm 40, or if I'll still be looking at guys in their 20s.
    I don't care what "experts" say is the best formula to make a relationship work, it doesn't take cupid to tell you that without some sort of attraction, your relationship is going to crash and burn.
  • mee mee 2012/04/12 05:08:50
    Scientific method
    mee mee
    I don't no how girls can date guys older than them by more than a decade and two decades older is beyond disgusting. One thing is that it's common n the guys getting the young girls r happy but I bet the girls will move on to the younger guy eventually n settle with the surf bum.
  • ProVega 2012/04/12 04:51:54
    Scientific method
    It's as good a guide as I have heard, but it's still a guide.
  • TrailOfTears 2012/04/12 04:43:38
    Just a number
    Hugh Heifner's way off his dating scale. lol
  • Jenna ☮♡ッ 2012/04/12 02:42:08
    Just a number
    Jenna ☮♡ッ
    Lol according to this "formula" the oldest person I should date is a 22 year old. (Which sucks for me since I prefer older guys and almost all of my past boyfriends have been at LEAST 2-3 years older than me.)
    I think it's just a number, age doesn't matter imo as long as they're both legal.
  • The River Rat 2012/04/12 02:27:24
    Just a number
    The River Rat
    What BS!!!
  • Mini Twuby 2012/04/12 02:16:08
    Just a number
    Mini Twuby
    My parents are 20 years apart but a I think 25 to 26 years is maximum and it depends on what age you started dating the person!
  • Pookie 2012/04/12 01:56:31
    Just a number
    Im going out with someone older c: and i never been happier :33

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  • EdWhiteSpace 2012/04/12 01:03:41
    Just a number
    None of it is scientific, even if using some made up formula. Basically, try to get someone who is close to your mental and emotional maturity level.... Maybe at 25 and 50 they are both 35 years old, maturity-wise? ;-)
  • Rogue_Loner 2012/04/12 00:59:36
  • LaiLaiHart 2012/04/11 23:44:18
    Just a number
    I mean it is just a number, but when your boyfriend can tell you what your mother was wearing when she went into labor with you, because he drove her to the hospital, then he is way too old for you.
  • JoeM~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/11 23:26:59
    Just a number
    Using these formula I could be dating anyone from 36 to 102..... Sorry but 36 is just too young and 60 is getting a bit too old.

    My formula is much simpler: Young enough to be the mother of my kids, and old enough to not be my kid.....
  • LaiLaiHart JoeM~PW... 2012/04/11 23:52:44
    love the way you said that last line. great diction!
  • Aquaduck 2012/04/11 23:07:11
    Scientific method
    I picked this because there's no "neither" button. I hate the phrase "Age is just a number". It's more than that. but, as long as it's legal, and you're happy, and you TRULY love them (and if your kids aren't the same age as the person you're dating *shudders*), then okay. I, personally, find it sickening, but who am I to judge? If Lana and Axl Rose are happy then I shouldn't bring them down. The thing is, you have to be careful, some young women (mostly in their twenties) date an older man for money. And some older men date twenty somethings just to feel young again, or to show them off...the "trophy wife" kinda thing. So just be careful.
    But hey, at least it's not like Courtney Stodden and that guy Doug...
  • BabyBear 2012/04/11 22:41:51
    Just a number
    As long as two people enjoy each other and their differences are something they enjoy about the other person rather than a hinderance, it's just a number.
  • Bibliophilic 2012/04/11 22:39:30 (edited)
    Scientific method
    Perverts go after young women in order to satisfy their lust for young flesh. It's unhealthy and immoral imho, but I'd better leave before I read more disgusting things here.
  • firelooker 2012/04/11 22:34:14
    Scientific method
    I'd date a gal age 27.5 in a heartbeat, course I might not last long enough to enjoy it much but - What a way to go!!
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  • sockpuppet 2012/04/11 20:52:04
    Just a number
    Whatever works-- I prefer a bit closer to my own age. If both people can stand being in constant, close company with somebody more than 20 years older or younger than themselves... "good luck" is all I have to say.
  • rknothead 2012/04/11 20:15:05
    Just a number
    I used that formula 3 times, ... result was 3 divorces...now married for 8+ yrs to a woman 1/2 my age and things are great !!
  • overdog001 2012/04/11 20:12:21
    Just a number
    Half your age, plus 7, minus 25 for no shame, minus 1 for each million (dollars) the sugar daddy has. Remember Pia Zadora?
  • whispering hands 2012/04/11 19:57:59
    Just a number
    whispering hands
    Eddie Vedder is 28 years older than me and I HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH THAT ONE BIT. I can still dream.
  • tatilee(: 2012/04/11 19:13:39
    Scientific method
    I know this should restrict you finding love, but all the ages I applied this method to makes sense. I don't know....
  • Vivi Lopez 2012/04/11 18:46:27
    Just a number
    Vivi Lopez
    dating a 50 year old =prostitute
    dating a 16 year old = rapist
    why cant we just accept who they date
  • britt-britt48 2012/04/11 18:46:17
    Just a number
    You like what you like.

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