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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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  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/11 18:42:10
    Just a number
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I ma Fifty & I just did the formula. I got the number 86. eerrr Not right.But I do feel 40.But I would put the number for a young girl around the mid twenties. I have not seen to many 50 year olds that I would date.
  • <3 Xina )O( Wolfe <3 2012/04/11 18:37:49
    Just a number
    <3 Xina )O( Wolfe <3
    +2
    So long as it stays legal, or if it's not "legal" just nothing sexual, and a MAX of MAYBE 4-5 years. MAYBE.
  • ray 2012/04/11 18:07:11
    Just a number
    ray
    Using the formula Every so often if becomes necessary to trade partners.
  • Garciataria 2012/04/11 17:56:56
    Just a number
    Garciataria
    +1
    For someone like me, it works... 19 / 2 = 9.5 and 9.5 + 7 = 16.5.

    But what if you're 100? 100 / 2 = 50 and 50 + 7 = 57.

    I don't want to see a 100 year old holding hands with a 57 year old boy/girlfriend.
  • Kibbles 2012/04/11 17:55:25
    Just a number
    Kibbles
    +1
    That being said all the girls I've dated have been older than me, probably a coincidence.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/04/11 17:44:21
    Scientific method
    Tennessee3501
    If I was single, I would note that Sandra Bullock is 23 years my junior. I would then argue that a 23 year age difference is no big deal!
  • Sterling 2012/04/11 17:32:09
    Scientific method
    Sterling
    +1
    It's a scientific method until the youngest party is 25. Then it doesn't apply anymore.
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/04/11 17:16:50
    Just a number
    Margaret Jacobson
    +4
    depends on the individuals!!
  • The Real Deal 2012/04/11 17:08:33
    Just a number
    The Real Deal
    +2
    High-schoolers. The older you get, they stay the age. Lol. Just joking libs.
  • dog 2012/04/11 16:26:51
    Just a number
    dog
    +1
    I only date girls that are younger than me.
  • Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥ 2012/04/11 16:01:44
    Just a number
    Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥
    +1
    It is mathematical, but what makes it scientific? It is an arbitrary formula.
  • Scout 2012/04/11 15:49:21
    Just a number
    Scout
    +2
    My wife would be too young according to that formula. We've been very happy for 13 years now.
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/04/11 15:08:20 (edited)
  • Courtney 2012/04/11 15:02:31
    Just a number
    Courtney
    +1
    I dont really care
  • AvengedSevenfold 2012/04/11 14:49:01
    Just a number
    AvengedSevenfold
    +2
    *cough* Morgan Freeman *cough*
  • stevegt... Avenged... 2012/04/11 15:43:00 (edited)
  • Classical Liberal 2012/04/11 13:53:41
    Scientific method
    Classical Liberal
    +3
    multi-millionaires, rockstars and celebrities are exempt.
  • 10sgirl 2012/04/11 13:44:07
    Just a number
    10sgirl
    +1
    But I admit it is really weird when you hear that people like Jenifer Lopez is dating a 24 year old or the fact that Lana is half his age!
  • Elz 2012/04/11 13:35:01
    Just a number
    Elz
    +1
    it's really not a big deal. now i can see if she was a 25 year old dating a 90 year old. (how can people do that) or maybe under 18 and dating someone that age but i guess it's all good.
  • compufreek 2012/04/11 13:34:58
    Just a number
    compufreek
    For me too young would be my oldest son's age, 24! So if I applied the formula, 46/2 + 7 = 30. That might even be to young?
  • hari 2012/04/11 13:28:33
    Scientific method
    hari
    method to follow for harmonious terms
  • HippiesKnowAll 2012/04/11 12:48:45
    Just a number
    HippiesKnowAll
    +2
    To me, it's just a number.
  • William Weber 2012/04/11 12:29:25
    Just a number
    William Weber
    +1
    According to this, i'm going out with someone 1 year too old for me.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/11 12:08:28
    Just a number
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    There should still be some common sense used.
    When the age difference is too great there are usually 'gold diggers' and 'dirty old men' are involved.
  • DS in Oak Ridge NC 2012/04/11 11:24:05
    Just a number
    DS in Oak Ridge NC
    +3
    Common sense - if there's any left - should prevail, but there's no hard and fast formula.
  • lara 2012/04/11 11:16:19 (edited)
    Just a number
    lara
    +1
    It is so interesting. In fact, we love someone, we don't care about the age. The dating age range formula can be used for fun. In my opinion, it is nothing. I don't believe in this.
  • Kit_Kat 2012/04/11 11:08:47
    Just a number
    Kit_Kat
    +3
    As long as its legal, love who you want to love<3
  • GLaDOS 2012/04/11 11:01:52 (edited)
    Just a number
    GLaDOS
    +5
    If it works for them, it really doesn't matter, provided it's legal. There are marriages that work with big age differences, as long as they can find common ground. I generally think it requires the younger person being relatively mature, and/or the older person remaining young at heart.
  • Luke 2012/04/11 10:50:50
    Just a number
    Luke
    +2
    soulmates know no age
  • Wanderer 2012/04/11 10:42:38
    Just a number
    Wanderer
    +1
    I asked this already!! it's just a number,age really makes no difference...
  • BubbaGrrl 2012/04/11 10:32:17
    Just a number
    BubbaGrrl
    +1
    who care's about age difference..... if they love each leave them be !!!!
  • stevmackey 2012/04/11 10:22:49
    Just a number
    stevmackey
    +2
    That is up to them.
  • elijahomar496 2012/04/11 09:58:06
    Just a number
    elijahomar496
    +1
    Be careful Axel, child molestation has a number too. Lol
  • Zuggi 2012/04/11 09:02:10
    Scientific method
    Zuggi
    +1
    Scientific? No.

    Good rule of thumb? Yes.
  • Madi 2012/04/11 08:30:52
    Just a number
    Madi
    +2
    So, I'm 12.
    Oldest: 12-7=5 5*2=10 (?)
    Youngest: 12/2= 6 6+7= 13

    So, the youngest person I should be dating is 13, and the oldest is 10. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight, okkkkkayyy theeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn...
  • AN 2012/04/11 07:56:13
    Just a number
    AN
    +2
    as long as it's legal n u like the person... forget about the age
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/04/11 06:59:40
  • UrbanHillbilly 2012/04/11 06:51:05
    Scientific method
    UrbanHillbilly
    Wow, that does explain why my women keep getting younger! It is a little off, though. The last girl I lived with was a just a couple of years older than the formula suggests.
  • lizziemunsterr 2012/04/11 06:40:48
    Scientific method
    lizziemunsterr
    sorry i don't care what age you are,3 years older is the farthest you should go ,that's like 45 year old going out with a 60 year old. age isn't a damn number,watch your gonna see 16 year olds hooking up with 30 yr olds smh.
  • themadhare ~IJM 2012/04/11 06:35:40
    Just a number
    themadhare ~IJM
    +3
    If you want to make it scientific, consult an astrologer.

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