To find the answers, we sat down with some boomers as well as relationship experts to determine just how important age really is. I’ve dated younger men in the past, and they were very impressed that I had “grown-up things” like good china and silver and could cook a great meal.
The Panelists: Judsen Culbreth, author of James Orr, 57, of Oklahoma City, OK — widowed at 51 Billie Fitzpatrick, 53, of Jersey City, NJ — divorced twice Joy Evans, 63, of La Canada, CA — divorced once Dick Camfield, 61, of Phoenix, AZ — never been married First things first: When it comes to dating after 50, does age really matter? I’d love to find a younger woman I have a lot in common with. Yet, they also loved the fact that I play golf and have a youthful attitude. If age does make a difference, what are the benefits of dating someone younger when you’re over 50?
According to Dataclysm, a new book by author Christian Rudder, an Ok Cupid analysis shows that men tend to go for younger women, but not much younger.
Blogger and computer science research assistant Randal Olson wanted to see how these findings related to the half-your-age-plus-seven-rule, which is an unofficial way of knowing if a person is too young or too old for you (illustrated below).
it appears, men don't seem to skew too far off the zone.
When we broke up several months later, I figured I'd return to my regularly scheduled age group, but most of the guys who came after him, both the serious romances and the casual flings (Matias, Marcelo, Alejandro and Gonzalo in Buenos Aires, Jayden in Australia, David in Bangkok), were in their twenties.And that means I can date a woman who is 16." From where did this ridiculous rule come?You can date someone as young as half your age plus seven years? It's no wonder that so many women feel that men their own age are too immature.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.women — feel free to date a wide range of age groups.